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The Birds (Aves) - class
(Palaeognathae) - Infraclass
(Struthionimorphae) - superorder
Struthiformes
Ostriches
- order
(Notopalaeognathae) - superorder
() - clade
Rheiformes
Rheas
- order
Tinamiformes
Tinamous
- order
Dinornithiformes
Moas
-extinct- - order
(Novaeratitae) - clade
Apterygiformes
Kiwis
- order
Aepyornithiformes
Elephant Birds
- order
Casuariiformes
Cassuaries & Emus
- order
(Neognathae) - Infraclass
(Galloanserae) - Superorder
Anseriformes
Ducks, Geese & Swans
- order
Galliformes
Grouse, Partridges, Pheasants & Turkeys
- order
(Neoaves) - Superorder
(Columbea) - clade
(Mirandornithes) - clade
Podicipediformes
Grebes
- order
Phoenicopteriformes
Flamingos
- order
(Columbimorphae) - clade
Columbiformes
Doves / Pigeons
- order
Pteroclidiformes
Sandgrouses
- order
Apodiformes
Hummingbirds & Swifts
- order
Mesitornithiformes
Mesites
- order
(Passerea) - clade
Caprimulgiformes
Frogmouths & Nightjars
- order
(Otidimorphae) - clade
Cuculiformes
Cuckoos and relatives
- order
Musophagiformes
Turacos and relatives
- order
Otidiformes
Bustards
- order
Opisthocomiformes
Hoatzins
- order
(Cursorimorphae)
(Gruimorphae) - Clade
Gruiformes
Cranes, Limpkins, Rails
- order
Charadriiformes
The Jacanas, Plovers & Snipes
- order
(Eurypygimorphae) - clade
Eurypygiformes
Kagu, Sunbittern
- order
Phaethontiformes
Tropicbirds
- order
Gaviiformes
Loons
- order
Sphenisciformes
Penguins
- order
Procellariiformes
Albatrosses, Storm Petrels, Petrels and relatives
- order
Ciconiiformes
Storks
- order
Pelecaniformes
Egrets, Hamerkop, Herons, Ibises, Pelicans, Shoebill & Spoonbills
- order
Suliformes
Boobies, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Gannets and Shags
- order
Accipitriformes
Buzzards. Eagles, Harriers, Hawks, Kites, Osprey, Secretarybird, Vultures
- order
Strigiformes
Owls
- order
Coliiformes
Mousebirds
- order
Trogoniformes
Trogons and Quetzals
- order
Coraciiformes
Bee-Eaters. Bround Rollers, Kingfishers, Motmots, Roller & Todies
- order
Bucerotiformes
Hoopoe, Hornbills & Woodhoopoes
- order
Leptosomiformes
Cuckoo-Roller
- order
Piciformes
Barbets, Honeyguides, Jacamars, Puffbirds, Sapsuckers, Toucans & Woodpeckers
- order
Cariamiformes
Seriemas
- order
Cathartiformes
The New World Vultures
- order
(Eufalconimorphae) - clade
Falconiformes
Falcons and relatives
- order
(Psittacopasserae) - subclade
Psittaciformes
Cockatoos, Kakas, Kakapo, Kea, Parrots
- order
Passeriformes
Blackbirds, Sparrows, Thrushes, Warblers, etc.
- order