TAXONOMIC LIST

Below is PART ONE of a TAXONOMIC LIST of the bird species listed on this website. The list ends with the Pelecaniformes Order (Scopidae Family -Hamerkop).

For PART TWO, which starts with the Accipitriformes Order (Cathartidae Family – New World Vultures), please click here.

For a list by ENGLISH NAME, please click along this line.

White Tern on nest in Waikiki - Dec. 26, 2018 - © Denise Motard
White Tern chick on nest in Waikiki, Hawaii – © Denise Motard
American Wigeon male with American Black Duck - Ellen's Creek, PEI - Jan. 25, 2019 - © Denise Motard
American Wigeon male with American Black Duck – Prince Edward Island, Canada – © Denise Motard
Spotted Shag - Kaikoura, New Zealand - © Denise Motard
Spotted Shag – Kaikoura, New Zealand – © Denise Motard

OSTRICHES
COMMON OSTRICH (Struthio camelus) – Tanzania

DUCKS, GEESE AND WATERFOWL
WHITE-FACED WHISTLING DUCK (Dendrocygna viduata) – Tanzania
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis) – USA, Texas
MUTE SWAN (Cygnus olor) – Japan
SNOW GOOSE(Anser caerulescens)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE(Anser albifrons)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
GREYLAG GOOSE (Anser anser ) – Iceland; New Zealand
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE – (Anser brachyrhynchus)Canada, PEI
BRANT(Branta bernicla) – Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
NENE (Branta sandvicensis) – USA, Hawaii
CANADA GOOSE (Branta canadensis) – New Zealand; Canada, PEI
CACKLING GOOSE – (Branta hutchinsii) – USA, Hawaii
PARADISE SHELDUCK (Tadorna variegata) – New Zealand
EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Alopochen aegyptiaca) – Tanzania
GREATER SCAUP (Aythya marila)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
LESSER SCAUP (Aythya affinis) Canada, PEI;  USA, Hawaii
REDHEAD(Aythya americana) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RING-NECKED DUCK (Aythia collaris)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
TUFTED DUCK (Aythya fuligula) – Japan; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Anas rubripes) Canada, PEI
EURASIAN TEAL  (Anas crecca) – Japan
GADWALL(Anas strepera)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Anas carolinensis)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
HAWAIIAN DUCK (Anas wyvilliana) – USA, Hawaii
MALLARD (Anas platyrhynchos)  – Japan ; New Zealand; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
NORTHERN PINTAIL (Anas acuta) – Japan; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
SPOT-BILLED DUCK (Anas poecilorhyncha) – Japan
BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Spatula discors) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
NORTHERN SHOVELER (Spatula clypeata)USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
AMERICAN WIGEON (Mareca americana) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
COMMON EIDER(Somateria mollissima)Canada, PEI
HARLEQUIN DUCK(Histrionicus histrionicus) – Canada, PEI; Iceland
BLACK SCOTER (Melanitta americana)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
SURF SCOTER(Melanitta perspicillata) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER(Melanitta deglandi)Canada, PEI
LONG-TAILED DUCK(Clangula hyemalis)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE(Bucephala islandica)Canada, PEI
BUFFLEHEAD(Bucephala albeola)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
COMMON GOLDENEYE (Bucephala clangula)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
HOODED MERGANSER(Lophodytes cucullatus) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
COMMON MERGANSER(Mergus merganser) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER(Mergus serrator)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RUDDY DUCK(Oxyura jamaicensis) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
MUSCOVY DUCK (Cairina moschata) – USA, Hawaii
WOOD DUCK (Aix sponsa)Canada, PEI

DUCLAIR DUCK (domestic breed) – USA, Texas

NEW WORLD QUAIL
CALIFORNIA QUAIL (Callipepla californica) – New Zealand; USA, Hawaii

PHEASANTS, GROUSE AND ALLIES
WILD TURKEY(Meleagris gallopavo) – USA, Mass.; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
BLACK FRANCOLIN (Francolinus francolinus) – USA, Hawaii
GREY FRANCOLIN (Francolinus pondicerianus) – USA, Hawaii
ERCKEL’S FRANCOLIN(Pternistis erckelii) – USA, Hawaii
GREY PARTRIDGE – (Perdix perdix)Canada, PEI
RED JUNGLEFOWL (Gallus gallus) – USA – Hawaii
KALIJ PHEASANT (Lophura leucomelanos) – USA, Hawaii
RING-NECKED PHEASANT (Phasianus colchicus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
INDIAN PEAFOWL (Pavo cristatus) – USA, Hawaii
RUFFED GROUSE(Bonasa umbellus)Canada, PEI
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE(Tympanuchus phasianellus) Canada, PEI

NIGHTJARS AND ALLIES
COMMON NIGHTHAWK(Chordeiles minor)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii

SWIFTS
CHIMNEY SWIFT(Chaetura pelagica)Canada, PEI

HUMMINGBIRDS
FIERY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD(Panterpe insignis) – Costa Rica
GREEN-CROWNED BRILLIANT (Heliodoxa jacula)Costa Rica
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Archilochus colibris)Canada, PEI
VIOLET SABREWING(Campylopterus hemileucurus) – Costa Rica

BUSTARDS
WHITE-BELLIED BUSTARD (Eupodotis senegalensis) – Tanzania

CUCKOOS
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO(Coccyzus erythropthalmus)Canada, PEI
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO(Coccyzus americanus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii

PIGEONS AND DOVES
MOURNING DOVE (Zenaida macroura) – USA, Texas; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
EASTERN TURTLE DOVE  (Streptopelia orientalis) – Japan
COMMON WOOD PIGEON(Columba palumbus) – France
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
SPOTTED DOVE (Spilopelia chinensis) – USA, Hawaii
ZEBRA DOVE (Geopelia striata) – USA, Hawaii
NEW ZEALAND PIGEON (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)New Zealand

CRANES
GREY CROWNED CRANE (Balearica regulorum) – Tanzania
SANDHILL CRANE(Antigone canadensis)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii

RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
VIRGINIA RAIL(Rallus limicola)Canada, PEI
SORA (Porzana carolina)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
COMMON GALLINULE(Gallinula galeata)Canada, PEI
HAWAIIAN GALLINULE (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis) – USA, Hawaii
DUSKY MOORHEN (Gallinula tenebrosa) – Australia
AMERICAN COOT(Fulica americana)Canada, PEI
EURASIAN COOT  (Fulica atra)  – Japan; Tanzania
HAWAIIAN COOT (Fulica alai) – USA, Hawaii
PUKEKO (Porphyrio melanotus) – New Zealand
WESTERN SWAMPHEN(Porphyrio porphyrio) – Spain

FLAMINGOS
GREATER FLAMINGO(Phoenicopterus roseus) – Spain

GREBES
PIED-BILLED GREBE (Podilymbus podiceps) – Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RED-NECKED GREBE(Podiceps grisegena) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
HORNED GREBE(Podiceps auritus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii

SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
WHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus) – Iceland; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
LONG-BILLED CURLEW(Numenius americanus) – USA, California; Canada, PEI
BRISTLE-THIGHED CURLEW(Numenius tahitiensis) – USA, Hawaii
UPLAND SANDPIPER(Bartramia longicauda)Canada, PEI
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT(Limosa limosa) Canada, PEI; Iceland
HUDSONIAN GODWIT(Limosa haemastica) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Limnodromus griseus) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (Limnodromus scolopaceus) – USA, Hawaii
WILSON’S SNIPE (Gallinago delicata) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Scolopax minor)Canada, PEI
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(Phalaropus lobatus) – Iceland; Canada, PEI
COMMON SANDPIPER (Actitis hypoleucos) – Japan
SPOTTED SANDPIPER(Actitis macularius)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
SOLITARY SANDPIPER(Tringa solitaria)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
WANDERING TATTLER (Tringa incana) – USA, HIawaii
GREATER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa melanoleuca) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
WILLET – (Tringa semipalmata) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
LESSER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa flavipes) – USA, Hawaii
RED KNOT(Calidris canutus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
SANDERLING(Calidris alba) – USA, Florida; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (Calidris pusilla) – USA, Connecticut; Canada, PEI
LEAST SANDPIPER(Calidris minutilla) – USA, Hawaii
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER(Calidris fuscicollis)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER (Calidris bairdii)Canada, PEIUSA, Hawaii
PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Calidris melatonos) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
DUNLIN(Calidris alpina) – USA, Florida; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
STILT SANDPIPER(Calidris himantopus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER – (Calidris subruficollis) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RUFF (Calidris pugnax)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RUDDY TURNSTONE(Arenaria interpres) – USA, Florida; Hawaii; Canada, PEI

NODDIES
WHITE TERN(Gygis alba) – USA, Hawaii

GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE(Rissa tridactyla)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RED-BILLED GULL (Chroicocephalus scopulinus) – New Zealand
BLACK-BILLED GULL (Chroicocephalus buller) – New Zealand
BONAPARTE’S GULL (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
BLACK-HEADED GULL (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) – Japan; Canada, PEI; Spain
LAUGHING GULL(Leucophaeus atricilla) – USA, Texas; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
BLACK-TAILED GULL – (Larus crassirostris)Japan
HEERMANN’S GULL(Larus heermanni) – USA, California
RING-BILLED GULL (Larus delawarensis) – Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Larus marinus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
SOUTHERN BLACK-BACKED GULL (Larus dominicanus) – New Zealand
WESTERN GULL(Larus occidentalis) – USA, California
GLAUCOUS GULL(Larus hyperboreus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
ICELAND GULL(Larus glaucoides)Canada, PEI
HERRING GULL (Larus smithsonianus) – Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL(Larus fuscus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
CASPIAN TERN(Hydroprogne caspia) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
ROYAL TERN(Thalasseus maximus) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
ELEGANT TERN(Thalasseus elegans) – USA, California
COMMON TERN(Sterna hirundo) – Spain; Canada, PEI
ARCTIC TERN(Sterna paradisaea)Iceland; Canada, PEI

AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
COMMON MURRE(Uria aalge) – Canada, PEI; Iceland
DOVEKIE(Alle alle)Canada, PEI
RAZORBILL(Alca torda)Canada, PEI
BLACK GUILLEMOT(Cepphus grylle)Canada, PEI
ATLANTIC PUFFIN(Fratercula arctica)Canada, PEI

SKUAS AND JAEGERS
PARASITIC JAEGER(Stercorarius parasiticus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
POMARINE JAEGER(Stercorarius pomarinus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii

PRATINCOLES
COLLARED PRATINCOLE(Glareola pratincola)Spain

STILTS AND AVOCETS
AMERICAN AVOCET(Recurvirostra americana)Canada, PEI;  USA, Hawaii
BLACK-NECKED STILT – (Himantopus mexicanus)Canada, PEI
HAWAIIAN STILT (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) – USA, Hawaii
BLACK-WINGED STILT(Himantopus himantopus)Spain

OYSTERCATCHERS
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER(Haematopus palliatus)USA, Florida
EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER(Haematopus ostralegus)Iceland
SOUTH ISLAND OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus finschi) – New Zealand
VARIABLE OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus unicolor) – New Zealand

LAPWINGS AND PLOVERS
BLACKSMITH LAPWING (Vanellus armatus)Tanzania
MASKED LAPWING (Vanellus miles)  – Australia
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER(Pluvialis dominica)Canada, PEI
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(Pluvialis squatarola)USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER(Pluvialis apricaria) – Iceland
PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER (Pluvialis fulva) – USA, Hawaii
PIPING PLOVER (Charadrius melodus)Canada, PEI
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (Charadrius semipalmatus)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
KILLDEER(Charadrius vociferus) Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
BLACK-FRONTED DOTTEREL (Elseyornis melanops) – New Zealand

TROPICBIRDS
RED-TAILED TROPICBIRD (Phaethon rubricauda) – USA, Hawaii
WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD (Phaethon lepturus)  – USA, Hawaii

LOONS
RED-THROATED LOON(Gavia stellata)Canada, PEI
COMMON LOON – (Gavia immer)Canada, PEI

SHEARWATERS AND PETRELS
SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL  (Macronectes giganteus) – New Zealand
CAPE PETREL (Daption capense) – New Zealand
WHITE-CHINNED PETREL (Procellaria aequinoctialis) – New Zealand
WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER (Ardenna pacificus) – USA, Hawaii
SOOTY SHEARWATER  (Ardenna griseus) – New Zealand; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
GREAT SHEARWATER (Ardenna gravis)Canada, PEI

ALBATROSSES
SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS (Diomedea epomophora) – New Zealand
WANDERING ALBATROSS (Diomeda exulans) – New Zealand
SALVIN’S ALBATROSS (Thalassarche salvini) – New Zealand
LAYSAN ALBATROSS (Phoebastria immutabilis) – USA, Hawaii

NORTHERN STORM-PETRELS
LEACH’S STORM PETREL(Oceanodroma leucorhoa)Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii

SOUTHERN STORM-PETRELS
WILSON’S STORM PETREL(Oceanites oceanicus)Canada, PEI

PENGUINS
BLUE PENGUIN (Eudyptula minor) – New Zealand

STORKS
WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia) – Tanzania
SADDLE-BILLED STORK (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) – Tanzania
MARABOU STORK (Leptoptilos crumenifer) – Tanzania

BOOBIES AND GANNETS
NORTHERN GANNET (Morus bassanus)Canada, PEI
BROWN BOOBY(Sula leucogaster) – Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
RED-FOOTED BOOBY (Sula sula)– USA, Hawaii

FRIGATEBIRDS
GREAT FRIGATEBIRD (Fregata minor) – USA, Hawaii

CORMORANTS
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax auritus) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
GREAT CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax carbo) – Japan;
New Zealand; USA, Connecticut; Canada, PEI
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) – USA, Texas
PIED SHAG (Phalocrocorax varius) – New Zealand
SPOTTED SHAG (Phalacrocorax punctatus) – New Zealand

PELICANS
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) USA, Texas
BROWN PELICAN – (Pelecanus occidentalis)USA, Texas; Mexico
GREAT WHITE PELICAN (Pelecanus onocrotalus) – Tanzania

BITTERNS, HERONS, AND EGRETS
FASCIATED TIGER HERON(Tigrisoma fasciatum) Costa Rica
AMERICAN BITTERN (Botaurus lentiginosus)Canada, PEI;  USA, Hawaii
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax) – USA, Hawaii; Spain; Canada, PEI
SQUACCO HERON(Ardeola ralloides) – Spain
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis) – USA, Hawaii; Tanzania; Canada, PEI
BLACK-HEADED HERON (Ardea melanocephala)Tanzania
GREAT BLUE HERON (Ardea herodias) – USA, Texas; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba) – USA, Connecticut; Texas; Canada, PEI
GREY HERON (Ardea cinerea) – Japan; Spain; Tanzania
LITTLE EGRET (Egretta garzetta) – Japan
TRICOLORED HERON(Egretta tricolor) – USA, Florida
WHITE-FACED HERON (Egretta novaehollandiae) – New Zealand

IBISES AND SPOONBILLS
AFRICAN SACRED IBIS (Threskiornis aethiopicus)Tanzania
AUSTRALIAN WHITE IBIS (Threskiomis moluccus) – Australia
WHITE IBIS – (Endocimus albus) – USA, Texas
GLOSSY IBIS(Plegadis falcinellus) – Spain; Canada, PEI
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja) – USA, Texas

HAMERKOP
HAMERKOP (Scopus umbretta) – Tanzania

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