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Albatross Family - Diomedeidae
Black Browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris)
Waved or Galapagos Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata)

Babbler (Old World) Family - Timaliidae
Red-billed Leiothrix, Pekin Robin or Chinese Nightingale (Leiothrix lutea)
Stripe-throated Yuhina (Yuhina gularis)
White-throated Laughingthrush (Garrulax albogularis)

Bananaquit Family - Coerebidae
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

Booby and Gannet Family - Sulidae
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)
Nazca Booby (Sula granti)
Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata)

Bulbul Family - Pycnonotidae
Common, or Black-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)

Bunting & Sparrow Family - Emberizidae
Small Ground-finch (Geospiza fuliginosa)

Cassowary and Emu Family - Casuariidae
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Chachalacas and Curassows Family - Cracidae
Crested or Purple Guan (Penelope purpurascens)

Cockatoo Family - Cacatuidae
Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
Moluccan Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)

Cotinga Family - Cotingidae
Long-Wattled Umbrella Bird (Cephalopterus penduliger)

Cormorant Family - Phalacrocoracidae
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Flightless or Galapagos Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)

Crane Family - Gruidae
Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradisea)
Demoiselle or Lovely Lady Crane (Anthropoides virgo)
Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

Crow Family - Corvidae
Canary Islands Raven (Corvus corax jordansi)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Common or Northern Raven (Corvus corax)
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Magpie (Pica pica)

Cuckoo Family - Cuculidae
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

Cuckoo Roller Family - Leptosomidae
Cuckoo-roller (Leptosomus discolor)

Dove and Pigeon Family - Columbidae
Domestic or Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
Speckled Pigeon or African Rock Pigeon (Columba guinea)
Sulawesi Ground-dove (Gallicolumba tristigmata)
Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus)

Ducks, Geese and Swans Family - Anatidae

African Black Duck (Anas sparsa)
American Wigeon or Baldpate (Anas americana)
Argentine or Red Shoveler (Anas platalea)
Australian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas formosa)
Black-bellied Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
Carolina or Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix)
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Common or Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca)
Eider Duck (Somateria mollissima)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Eyton's or Plumed Whisting Duck (Dendrocygna eytoni)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Garganey (Anas querquedula)
Hardhead or White-eyed Duck (Aythya australis)
Hooded Merganser Drake (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Indian Runner Duck ()
Laysan Teal (Anas laysanensis)
Madagascar Teal (Anas bernieri)
Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mandarin Duck Drake (Aix galericulata)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica)
Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas versicolor puna)
Red Crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
Rosy Billed Duck (Netta peposaca)
Ruddy Shelduck or Brahminy Duck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Silver Teal (Anas versicolor versicolor)
Smew (Mergellus albellus)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
White-Cheeked or Bahama Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

Bar-Headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Domestic White Goose (Anser)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Emperor or Painted Goose (Chen canagica)
Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
Grey Chinese Goose or Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides)
Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
Red Breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)
Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens or Chen caerulescens)
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis)

Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha)
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Eagle and Old World Vulture Family - Accipitridae
African Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Harrier Hawk, Gymnogene(Polyboroides typus)
American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Eurasian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Lappet-faced or Nubian Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)
Verreaux's or Black Eagle (Aquila verreauxii)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)
White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

Falcon Family - Falconidae
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine Merlin Falcon (Falco peregrinus x columbarius)
Peregrine Saker Falcon (Falco peregrinus x cherrug)

Finch Family - Fringillidae
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Flamingo Family - Phoenicopteridae
American or Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)

Frigate Bird Family - Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor ridgwayi)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

Fulmar, Petrel and Shearwater Family - Procellariidae
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Grebe Family - Podicipedidae
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Guineafowl Family - Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
Vulturine Guinea Fowl (Acryllium vulturinum)

Gull Family - Laridae
Black Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Hartlaub's or King Gull (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus graellsii)
Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

Hamerkop Family - Scopidae
Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta)

Heron Family - Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Cattle Egret or Buff Backed Heron (Bubulcus Ibis)
Dimorphic Egret, Madagascar Heron (Egretta dimorpha)
Great or Common Egret (Ardea alba)
Green or Green Backed Heron (Butorides virescens)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Lava Heron (Butorides sundevalli)
Purple Heron (Ardea Purpurea)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Hoopoe Family - Upupidae
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Hornbill Family - Bucerotidae
Blyth's or Papuan Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus)
Southern Ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
Sunda Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus)
Von der Deckens Hornbill (Tockus deckeni)

Hummingbird Family - Trochilidae
Purple Throated Mountain Gem (Lampornis calolaema)

Ibis and Spoonbill Family - Threskiornithidae
Hadada or Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja)
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
Waldrapp, Northern Bald or Hermit Ibis (Geronticus eremita)

Icterid Family - Icteridae
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)

Halcyonidae - Kingfisher Family
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Mimid Family - Mimidae
Galapagos Mockingbird (Nesomimus parvulus)
Hood or Espanola Mockingbird (Nesomimus macdonaldi)

Motmot Family - Momotidae
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)
Turquoise Browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa)

New World Vulture Family - Cathartidae
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Old World Flycatcher Family - Muscicapidae
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Forest Rock Thrush (Monticola sharpei)
Heglin's or White-Browed Robin-Chat (Cossypha heuglini)
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Ostrich Family - Struthionidae
Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Owls Families - Tytonidae and Strigidae

Barn Owl Family - Tytonidae
Common Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

True Owl Family - Strigidae
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
European Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa nebulosa)
Little Owl (Athene noctua)
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
Verreaux's or Milky Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus)

Oxpecker Family - Buphagidae
Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus)

Oystercatcher Family - Haematopodidae
African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini)

Parrot Family - Psittacidae
Black or Lesser Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis nigra)
Black-cheeked Lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis)
Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot (Amazona aestiva)
Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
Golden Conure or Golden Parakeet (Guaruba guarouba)
Green-winged or Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara chloroptera)
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
Red Lored Amazon Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)
Rose-ringed or Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)
Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus senegalus)
Sun Conure or Sun Parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis)
Yellow-Shouldered Amazon Parrot (Amazona barbadensis)

Pelican Family - Pelecanidae
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Peruvian Pelicans (Pelecanus thagus)
Pink Backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)

Penguin Family - Spheniscidae
African or Black-footed Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)

Pheasant Family - Phasianidae
Cape Francolin (Francolinus capensis)
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus)
Domestic Chicken "Brahma" (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Domestic Chicken "Orpington" (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Golden or Chinese Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
Peacock (Pavo cristatus)
Roul-roul or Crested Wood Partridge (Rollulus rouloul)
Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera)
Temminck's Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)

Plover and Lapwing Family - Charadriidae
Blacksmith Plover or Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Long Toed Plover (Vanellus crassirostris)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Yellow-wattled Plover (Vanellus miles miles)

Rail and Crake Family - Rallidae
African Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Rhea Family - Rheidae
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)

Sandpiper Family - Scolopacidae
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)
Sanderling (Calidris alba syn. Crocethia alba)

Secretary Bird Family - Sagittariidae
Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

Seriema Bird Family - Cariamidae
Red-legged Seriema or Crested Cariama (Cariama cristata)

Starling Family - Sturnidae
Bali Starling or Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi)
Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens)
Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Golden-breasted or Royal Starling (Cosmopsarus regius)
Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio)
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus)

Stilt and Avocet Family - Recurvirostridae
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Pied or Eurasian Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Stone Curlew Family - Burhinidae
Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

Stork Family - Ciconiidae
Abdims Stork (Ciconia abdimii)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
Maribou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Yellow Billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)

Sunbird and Spiderhunter Family - Nectariniidae
Orange-breasted Sunbird (Anthobaphes violacea)

Swallow and Martin Family - Hirundinidae
Cave Swallows (Petrochelidon fulva)
Lesser Striped Swallow (Hirundo abyssinica)

Tern Family - Sternidae
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Inca Tern (Larosterna inca)

Thrush Family - Turdidae
Blackbird (Turdus merula merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus viscivorus)
Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina)

Toucan Family - Ramphastidae
Banded or Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Sulphur and White Breasted Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus)

Tropic Bird Family - Phaethontidae
Red Billed Tropic Bird (Phaethon aethereus)

Turaco Family - Musophagidae
Black-billed Turaco (Tauraco schuetti)
Buffon's Turaco (Tauraco persa buffoni)
Lady Ross's Turaco (Musophaga rossae)
Western Grey Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator)
White-bellied Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides leucogaster)

Tyrant Flycatchers Family - Tyrannidae
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Warblers (New World) Family - Parulidae
Mangrove or Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia aureola)

Warblers (Old World) Family - Cisticolidae
Karoo or Spotted Prinia (Prinia maculosa)

Warblers (Old World) Family - Sylviidae
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)

Wagtail Family - Motacillidae
Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis)

Weaver Family - Ploceidae
Lesser Masked-Weaver (Ploceus intermedius)
Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea)

Weaver-finch Family - Estrildidae
African Firefinch (Lagonosticta rubricata)
Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)
Java Sparrow or Finch, or Java Rice Bird (Padda oryzivora)

Woodpecker Family - Picidae
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Wren Family - Troglodytidae
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)