Families – Taxonomic (English – Scientific)

Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) Brevard Zoo by Lee

Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) Brevard Zoo by Lee

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. (Genesis 2:19 NKJV)

Index for Families in Taxonomic Order ~ English – Scientific

I.O.C. Version 7.1

Ostriches – Struthionidae
Rheas – Rheidae
Kiwis – Apterygidae
Cassowaries – Casuariidae
Emu – Dromaiidae
Tinamous – Tinamidae
Screamers – Anhimidae
Magpie Goose – Anseranatidae
Ducks, Geese and Swans – Anatidae
Megapodes – Megapodiidae
Chachalacas, Curassows and Guans – Cracidae
Guineafowl – Numididae
New World Quail – Odontophoridae
Pheasants and allies – Phasianidae
Loons – Gaviidae
Penguins – Spheniscidae
Austral Storm Petrels – Oceanitidae
Albatrosses – Diomedeidae
Northern Storm Petrels – Hydrobatidae
Petrels, Shearwaters – Procellariidae
Grebes – Podicipedidae
Flamingos – Phoenicopteridae
Tropicbirds – Phaethontidae
Storks – Ciconiidae
Ibises, Spoonbills – Threskiornithidae
Herons, Bitterns – Ardeidae
Hamerkop – Scopidae
Shoebill – Balaenicipitidae
Pelicans – Pelecanidae
Frigatebirds – Fregatidae
Gannets, Boobies – Sulidae
Cormorants, Shags – Phalacrocoracidae
Anhingas, Darters – Anhingidae
New World Vultures – Cathartidae
Secretarybird – Sagittariidae
Ospreys – Pandionidae
Kites, Hawks and Eagles – Accipitridae
Bustards – Otididae
Mesites – Mesitornithidae
Seriemas – Cariamidae
Kagu – Rhynochetidae
Sunbittern – Eurypygidae
Flufftails – Sarothruridae
Finfoots – Heliornithidae
Rails, Crakes and Coots – Rallidae
Trumpeters – Psophiidae
Cranes – Gruidae
Limpkin – Aramidae
Buttonquail – Turnicidae
Stone-curlews, Thick-knees – Burhinidae
Sheathbills – Chionidae
Magellanic Plover – Pluvianellidae
Oystercatchers – Haematopodidae
Crab-plover – Dromadidae
Ibisbill – Ibidorhynchidae
Stilts, Avocets – Recurvirostridae
Plovers – Charadriidae
Egyptian Plover – Pluvianidae
Painted-snipes – Rostratulidae
Jacanas – Jacanidae
Plains-wanderer – Pedionomidae
Seedsnipes – Thinocoridae
Sandpipers, Snipes – Scolopacidae
Coursers, Pratincoles – Glareolidae
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers – Laridae
Skuas – Stercorariidae
Auks – Alcidae
Sandgrouse – Pteroclidae
Pigeons, Doves – Columbidae
Hoatzin – Opisthocomidae
Turacos – Musophagidae
Cuckoos – Cuculidae
Barn Owls – Tytonidae
Owls – Strigidae
Frogmouths – Podargidae
Oilbird – Steatornithidae
Potoos – Nyctibiidae
Nightjars – Caprimulgidae
Owlet-nightjars – Aegothelidae
Treeswifts – Hemiprocnidae
Swifts – Apodidae
Hummingbirds – Trochilidae
Mousebirds – Coliidae
Trogons – Trogonidae
Cuckoo Roller – Leptosomidae
Rollers – Coraciidae
Ground Rollers – Brachypteraciidae
Kingfishers – Alcedinidae
Todies – Todidae
Motmots – Momotidae
Bee-eaters – Meropidae
Hoopoes – Upupidae
Wood Hoopoes – Phoeniculidae
Ground Hornbills – Bucorvidae
Hornbills – Bucerotidae
Jacamars – Galbulidae
Puffbirds – Bucconidae
New World Barbets – Capitonidae
Toucan Barbets – Semnornithidae
Toucans – Ramphastidae
Asian Barbets – Megalaimidae
African Barbets – Lybiidae
Honeyguides – Indicatoridae
Woodpeckers – Picidae
Caracaras, Falcons – Falconidae
New Zealand Parrots – Strigopidae
Cockatoos – Cacatuidae
African and New World Parrots – Psittacidae
Old World Parrots – Psittaculidae 
New Zealand Wrens – Acanthisittidae
Broadbills – Eurylaimidae
Pittas – Pittidae
Ovenbirds – Furnariidae
Antbirds – Thamnophilidae
Antthrushes – Formicariidae
Antpittas – Grallariidae
Gnateaters – Conopophagidae
Tapaculos – Rhinocryptidae
Crescentchests – Melanopareiidae
Tyrant Flycatchers – Tyrannidae
Cotingas – Cotingidae
Manakins – Pipridae
Tityras, Becards – Tityridae
Lyrebirds – Menuridae
Scrubbirds – Atrichornithidae
Bowerbirds – Ptilonorhynchidae
Australasian Treecreepers – Climacteridae
Australasian Wrens – Maluridae
Honeyeaters – Meliphagidae
Bristlebirds – Dasyornithidae
Pardalotes – Pardalotidae
Australasian Warblers – Acanthizidae
Australasian Babblers – Pomatostomidae
Logrunners – Orthonychidae
Satinbirds – Cnemophilidae
Berrypeckers, Longbills – Melanocharitidae
Painted Berrypeckers – Paramythiidae
New Zealand Wattlebirds – Callaeidae
Stitchbird – Notiomystidae
Whipbirds, Jewel-babblers and Quail-thrushes – Psophodidae
Wattle-eyes, Batises – Platysteiridae
Woodshrikes and allies – Tephrodornithidae
Helmetshrikes – Prionopidae
Bushshrikes – Malaconotidae
Boatbills – Machaerirhynchidae
Vangas – Vangidae
Bristlehead – Pityriaseidae
Woodswallows,butcherbirds and allies – Artamidae
Mottled Whistler – Rhagologidae
Ioras – Aegithinidae
Cuckooshrikes – Campephagidae
Whiteheads – Mohouidae
Sittellas – Neosittidae
Ploughbill – Eulacestomidae
Australo-Papuan Bellbirds – Oreoicidae
Whistlers and allies – Pachycephalidae
Shrikes – Laniidae
Vireos, Greenlets – Vireonidae
Figbirds, Orioles – Oriolidae
Drongos – Dicruridae
Fantails – Rhipiduridae
Monarchs – Monarchidae
Crows, Jays – Corvidae
Australian Mudnesters – Corcoracidae
Melampittas – Melampittidae
Ifrita – Ifritidae
Birds-of-paradise – Paradisaeidae
Australasian Robins – Petroicidae
Rockfowl – Picathartidae
Rockjumpers – Chaetopidae
Rail-babbler – Eupetidae
Waxwings – Bombycillidae
Silky-flycatchers – Ptiliogonatidae
Hypocolius – Hypocoliidae
Palmchat – Dulidae
Oos – Mohoidae
Hylocitrea – Hylocitreidae
Fairy Flycatchers – Stenostiridae
Tits, Chickadees – Paridae
Penduline Tits – Remizidae
Nicators – Nicatoridae
Bearded Reedling – Panuridae
Larks – Alaudidae
Bulbuls – Pycnonotidae
Swallows, Martins – Hirundinidae
Wren-babblers – Pnoepygidae
Crombecs, African Warblers – Macrosphenidae
Cettia Bush Warblers and allies – Cettiidae
Streaked Scrub Warbler – Scotocercidae
Yellow Flycatchers – Erythrocercidae
Family Uncertain-Warbler, Hylia – Incertae-Sedis1
Bushtits – Aegithalidae
Leaf Warblers and allies – Phylloscopidae
Reed Warblers and allies – Acrocephalidae
Grassbirds and allies – Locustellidae
Black-capped Donacobius – Donacobiidae
Malagasy Warblers – Bernieridae
Cisticolas and allies – Cisticolidae
Babblers – Timaliidae
Fulvettas, Ground Babblers – Pellorneidae
Laughingthrushes – Leiothrichidae
Sylviid Babblers – Sylviidae
White-eyes – Zosteropidae
Dapple-throat and allies – Arcanatoridae
Sugarbirds – Promeropidae
Fairy-bluebirds – Irenidae
Goldcrests, Kinglets – Regulidae
Elachuras – Elachuridae
Hyliotas – Hyliotidae
Wrens – Troglodytidae
Gnatcatchers – Polioptilidae
Nuthatches – Sittidae
Wallcreeper – Tichodromidae
Treecreepers – Certhiidae
Mockingbirds, Thrashers – Mimidae
Starlings, Rhabdornis – Sturnidae
Oxpeckers – Buphagidae
Thrushes – Turdidae
Chats, Old World Flycatchers (320) – Muscicapidae
Dippers – Cinclidae
Leafbirds – Chloropseidae
Flowerpeckers – Dicaeidae
Sunbirds – Nectariniidae
Old World Sparrows, Snowfinches – Passeridae
Weavers, Widowbirds – Ploceidae
Waxbills, Munias and allies – Estrildidae
Indigobirds, Whydahs – Viduidae
Olive Warbler – Peucedramidae
Accentors – Prunellidae
Wagtails, Pipits – Motacillidae
Przevalski’s Finch – Urocynchramidae
Finches – Fringillidae
New World Warblers – Parulidae
Family Uncertain-Wrenthrush and Chat – Incertae-Sedis2
Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds – Icteridae
Bananaquit – Coerebidae
Buntings, New World Sparrows and allies – Emberizidae
Tanagers and allies – Thraupidae
Longspurs, Snow Buntings – Calcariidae
Cardinals, Grosbeaks and allies – Cardinalidae

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