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Taxonomy, invented by Carl von Linné, is basically the system of the living creatures.

It's based on these main categories:

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species


Birds (Aves) is a class in the Kingdom of Animals (Animalia). Aves includes 25 orders, and each order includes many families. Orders and families:

  • Struthioniformes
    • Struthionidae
    • Casuariidae
    • Apterygidae
    • Rheidae
  • Tinamiformes
    • Tinamidae
  • Anseriformes
    • Anhimidae
    • Anseranatidae
    • Anatidae
  • Galliformes
    • Megapodidae
    • Cracidae
    • Tetraonidae
    • Phasianidae
    • Odontophoridae
    • Numididae
    • Meleagrididae
    • Mesitornithidae
  • Sphenisciformes
    • Spheniscidae
  • Gaviiformes
    • Gaviidae
  • Podicipediformes
    • Podicipedidae
  • Procellariiformes
    • Diomedeidae
    • Procellariidae
    • Pelecanoididae
    • Hydrobatidae
  • Pelecaniformes
    • Pelecanidae
    • Sulidae
    • Phalacrocoracidae
    • Fregatidae
    • Anhingidae
    • Phaethontidae
  • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
    • Cochlearidae
    • Balaenicipitidae
    • Scopidae
    • Ciconiidae
    • Threskiornithidae
    • Phoenicopteridae
    • Cathartidae
  • Falconiformes
    • Pandionidae
    • Accipitridae
    • Sagittaridae
    • Falconidae
  • Gruiformes
    • Gruidae
    • Aramidae
    • Psophiidae
    • Rallidae
    • Heliornithidae
    • Rhynochetidae
    • Eurypygidae
    • Cariamidae
    • Otididae
  • Charadriiformes
    • Scolopacidae
    • Rostratulidae
    • Jacanidae
    • Thinocoridae
    • Pedionomidae
    • Laridae
    • Rhynchopidae
    • Sternidae
    • Alcidae
    • Stercorariidae
    • Glareolidae
    • Dromadidae
    • Turnicidae
    • Burhinidae
    • Chionididae
    • Pluvianellidae
    • Ibidorhynchidae
    • Recurvirostridae
    • Haematopodidae
    • Charadriidae
  • Pterocliformes
    • Pteroclidae
  • Columbiformes
    • Raphidae
    • Columbidae
  • Psittaciformes
    • Cacatuidae
    • Psittacidae
  • Cuculiformes
    • Musophagidae
    • Cuculidae
    • Opisthocomidae
  • Strigiformes
    • Tytonidae
    • Strigidae
  • Caprimulgiformes
    • Steatornithidae
    • Podargidae
    • Nyctibiidae
    • Aegothelidae
    • Caprimulgidae
  • Apodiformes
    • Apodidae
    • Hemiprocnidae
    • Trochilidae
  • Coliiformes
    • Coliidae
  • Trogoniformes
    • Trogonidae
  • Coraciiformes
    • Alcedinidae
    • Halcyonidae
    • Cerylidae
    • Todidae
    • Momotidae
    • Meropidae
    • Leptosomatidaer
    • Brachypteraciidae
    • Coraciidae
    • Upupidae
    • Phoeniculidae
    • Bucerotidae
  • Piciformes
    • Galbulidae
    • Bucconidae
    • Capitonidae
    • Indicatoridae
    • Ramphastidae
    • Picidae
  • Passeriformes

Suborder Tyranni (suboscines)

    • Tyrannidae
    • Acanthisittidae
    • Pittidae
    • Furnariidae
    • Thamnophilidae
    • Formicariidae
    • Conopophagidae
    • Rhinocryptidae
    • Cotingidae
    • Pipridae
    • Philepittidae

Suborder Passeri (oscines)

    • Atrichornithidae
    • Menuridae
    • Turnagridae
    • Alaudidae
    • Hirundinidae
    • Motacillidae
    • Campephagidae
    • Pycnonotidae
    • Regulidae
    • Chloropseidae
    • Aegithinidae
    • Ptilogonatidae
    • Bombycillidae
    • Hypocoliidae
    • Dulidae
    • Cinclidae
    • Troglodytidae
    • Mimidae
    • Prunellidae
    • Turdidae
    • Cisticolidae
    • Sylviidae
    • Polioptilidae
    • Muscicapidae
    • Platysteiridae
    • Petroicidae
    • Pachycephalidae
    • Picathartidae
    • Timaliidae
    • Pomatostomidae
    • Paradoxornithidae
    • Orthonychidae
    • Cinclosomatidae
    • Aegithalidae
    • Maluridae
    • Neosittidae
    • Climacteridae
    • Paridae
    • Sittidae
    • Tichodromidae
    • Certhiidae
    • Rhabdornithidae
    • Remizidae
    • Nectariniidae
    • Melanocharitidae
    • Paramythiidae
    • Dicaeidae
    • Pardalotidae
    • Zosteropidae
    • Promeropidae
    • Meliphagidae
    • Oriolidae
    • Irenidae
    • Laniidae
    • Malaconotidae
    • Prionopidae
    • Vangidae
    • Dicruridae
    • Callaeidae
    • Corcoracidae
    • Artamidae
    • Pityriaseidae
    • Paradisaeidae
    • Ptilonorhynchidae
    • Corvidae
    • Sturnidae
    • Passeridae
    • Ploceidae
    • Estrildidae
    • Viduidae
    • Vireonidae
    • Fringillidae
    • Drepanididae
    • Peucedramidae
    • Parulidae
    • Coerebidae
    • Thraupidae
    • Emberizidae
    • Cardinalidae
    • Icteridae

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