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WINDLANDIA
An Ornithological Saga from the Age of Wings

REFERENCE FILE ON BIRD SCIENTIFIC ORDERS

Royal  Caste Scientific Order Bird Families
1.           Eagles Eagaliformes (Eagles)
2.           Raptors Falconiformes (Falcons, Ospreys, Hawks and Vultures)
3.           Justiciars Strigiformes (Owls)
4.           Healers Coraciiformes (Kingfishers)
5.           Waders Ciconiiformes (Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, Storks, Ibises, Flamingoes)
6.           Seawings Pelecaniformes (Pelicans, Boobies, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds)
7.           Fantails Galliformes (Grouse, Quail, Turkeys, Pheasants, Ptarmigan, Chickens, Bobwhite)
8.           Peckers Piciformes (Woodpeckers)
9.           Striders Gruiformes (Cranes, Limpkins, Rails)
10.        Divers Gaviiformes (Loons)
11.        Floaters Anseriformes (Waterfowl Ė Swans, Geese, Ducks)
12.        Lobefeet Podicipediformes (Grebes, Phalaropes, Coots?)
13.        Nighthawks Caprimulgiformes (Goatsuckers or Nightjars - Whip-or-Will, Nighthawks, Poor Will, Chuck-Willís-Widow)
14.        Seabirds Charadriiformes (Gulls, Plovers, Stilts, Sandpipers, Terns, Avocets, Jaegers, Skuas, Auks, Skimmers)
15.        Cutwings Procellariiformes (Shearwaters and Petrels)
16.        Parrots Psittaciformes (Parrots)
17.        Longtails Cuculiformes (Cuckoos, Anis)
18.        Fat Beaters Columbiformes (Pigeons, Doves)
19.        Quick Beaters Apodiformes (Swifts, Hummingbirds)
20.        Perchers Passeriformes (Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Titmice, Nuthatches, Creepers, Bulbuls, Wrens, Thrushes, Kinglets, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Vireos, Warblers, Finches, Blackbirds, Tanagers -the  approximately 200 beebee species)

 

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