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CLASSIFICATION AND FAMILY DESCRIPTIONS

LIST CARDS' ACCESS

This page will be completed with descriptions of other families step by step, according to the progress of new cards creations

 

Back to List of species by Orders and Families

 

The species' names can be found here: Avibase (Lepage Denis)

ACCIPITRIFORME ORDER

RAPTORS OF THE WORLD

Accipitridae Family

Description Accipitridae Family

List of the ten natural groups

LIST OF THE CARDS ACCIPITRIDAE

 

Cathartidae Family

Description Cathartidae Family

LIST OF THE CARDS CATHARTIDAE

 

Pandionidae Family

Osprey – Pandion Haliaetus – Balbuzard pêcheur

 

Sagittariidae Family

Secretarybird – Sagittarius serpentarius – Messager sagittaire

ANSERIFORME ORDER

Descrption Families Anatidae, Anhimidae and Anseranatidae

LIST OF THE CARDS ANSERIFORMES

 

Description of the family Anhimidae

LIST OF THE CARDS ANHIMIDAE

 

APODIFORME ORDER

Apodidae family

Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba - Martinet à ventre blanc

Common Swift - Apus apus - Martinet noir

 

Hemiprocnidae family

Whiskered Treeswift - Hemiprocne comata - Hémiprocné coiffé

 

Trochilidae Family

Description Trochilidae Family

LIST OF THE CARDS TROCHILIDAE

 

APTERYGIFORMES ORDER

Apterygidae Family

Description Apterygidae Family

Southern Brown Kiwi - Apteryx australis - Kiwi austral

 

BUCEROTIFORME ORDER

Bucerotidae Family

Description Bucerotidae Family

LIST OF THE CARDS BUCEROTIDAE

Phoeniculidae Family

Green Wood Hoopoe - Phoeniculus purpureus - Irrisor moqueur

Upupidae Family

African Hoopoe - Upupa africana - Huppe d’Afrique

Hoopoe - Upupa epops - Huppe fasciée

Madagascan Hoopoe - Upupa marginata - Huppe de Madagascar

 

CAPRIMULGIFORME ORDER

Caprimulgidae Family

Antillean Nighthawk - Chordeiles gundlachii - Engoulevent piramidig

Collared Nightjar - Gactornis enarratus - Engoulevent à nuque rousse

European Nightjar - Caprimulgus europaeus - Engoulevent d’Europe

Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus - Engoulevent de Horsfield

Lyre-tailed Nightjar - Uropsalis lyra - Engoulevent lyre

Madagascar Nightjar - Caprimulgus madagascariensis - Engoulevent malgache

Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis - Engoulevent pauraqué

Puerto Rican Nightjar - Caprimulgus noctitherus - Engoulevent de Porto Rico

Sand-coloured Nighthawk - Chordeiles rupestris - Engoulevent sable

Satanic Nightjar - Eurostopodus diabolicus - Engoulevent satanique

Scissor-tailed Nightjar – Hydropsalis torquata - Engoulevent à queue en ciseaux

 

Nyctibiidae Family

Description Nyctibiidae Family

LIST OF THE CARDS NYCTIBIIDAE

 

Podargidae Family

Tawny Frogmouth - Podargus strigoides - Podarge gris *

 

Steatornithidae family

Oilbird - Steatornis caripensis - Guacharo des cavernes

 

CHARADRIIFORME ORDER

Alcidae Family

Description Alcidae Family

LIST CARDS ALCIDAE

 

Charadriidae Family

American Golden Plover – Pluvialis dominica – Pluvier bronzé

Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula - Pluvier grand-gravelot

Double-banded Plover or Banded Dotterel - Charadrius bicinctus - Pluvier à double collier

Eurasian Dotterel - Charadrius morinellus - Pluvier guignard

European or Eurasian Golden Plover - Pluvialis apricaria - Pluvier doré *

Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola - Pluvier argenté

Killdeer - Charadrius vociferous - Pluvier kildir

Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius - Petit gravelot *

Madagascan Plover - Charadrius thoracicus - Gravelot à bandeau noir

Masked Lapwing - Vanellus miles - Vanneau soldat

New Zealand Plover or NZ Dotterel - Charadrius obscurus - Pluvier ou Gravelot roux

Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus - Vanneau huppé *

Pacific Golden Plover - Pluvialis fulva - Pluvier fauve

Rufous-chested Plover - Charadrius modestus – Gravelot d’Urville

Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus – Gravelot semipalmé

Shore Plover (Dotterel) – Thinornis novaeseelandiae - Pluvier de Nouvelle-Zélande

Sociable Lapwing – Vanellus gregarius – Vanneau sociable

Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis - Vanneau téro

St. Helena Plover or Wirebird - Charadrius sanctaehelenae - Gravelot de Sainte-Hélène

Three-banded Plover - Charadrius tricollaris - Gravelot à triple collier

Two-banded Plover - Charadrius falklandicus - Pluvier ou Gravelot des Falkland

Wrybill - Anarhynchus frontalis - Pluvier anarhynque

 

Chionidae Family

Description Chionidae Family

Black-faced Sheathbill - Chionis minor - Petit Chionis

Snowy Sheathbill - Chionis alba - Chionis blanc

 

Dromadidae Family

Crab Plover - Dromas ardeola - Drome ardéole

 

Glareolidae Family

Cream-coloured Courser – Cursorius cursor – Courvite isabelle

Madagascar Pratincole - Glareola ocularis - Glaréole malgache

 

Haematopodidae Family

Blackish Oystercatcher – Haematopus ater - Huitrier noir

Chatham Island Oystercatcher – Haematopus chathamensis -  Huîtrier des Chatham

American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliates – Huîtrier d’Amérique

Eurasian Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus – Huitrier pie

Magellanic Oystercatcher - Haematopus leucopodus - Huîtrier de Garnot

South Island (Pied) Oystercatcher - Haematopus finschi - Huîtrier de Finsch

Variable Oystercatcher - Haematopus unicolor - Huîtrier variable

 

Family Ibidorhynchidae

Ibisbill - Ibidorhyncha struthersii - Bec-d’ibis tibétain

 

Jacanidae Family

African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus - Jacana à poitrine dorée

Madagascan Jacana - Actophilornis albinucha - Jacana malgache

Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus - Jacana à longue queue

Wattled Jacana - Jacana jacana - Jacana noir

 

Laridae Family

Description Laridae Family

LIST CARDS LARIDAE

 

Recurvirostridae Family

American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana – Avocette d’Amérique

Andean Avocet - Recurvirostra andina - Avocette des Andes

Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus - Echasse d’Amérique

Black Stilt - Himantopus novaezelandiae - Échasse noire

Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus - Echasse blanche *

Pied Avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta - Avocette élégante

 

Rostratulidae Family

Greater Painted-snipe - Rostratula benghalensis - Rhynchée peinte

 

Scolopacidae Family

Description Scolopacidae Family

LIST CARDS SCOLOPACIDAE

 

Stercorariidae Family

Description Stercorariidae Family

LIST CARDS STERCORARIIDAE

 

Thinocoridae Family

Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe - Attagis gayi - Attagis de Gay

 

Turnicidae Family

Madagascar Buttonquail - Turnix nigricollis - Turnix de Madagascar

 

CICONIIFORME ORDER

Ciconiidae Family

Description CiconiIdae Family

LIST CARDS CICONIIDAE

COLIIFORME ORDER

Coliidae Family

Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus – Coliou rayé

 

COLUMBIFORME ORDER

Columbidae Family

Description Columbidae Family

LIST CARDS COLUMBIDAE

 

CORACIIFORME ORDER

Alcedinidae Family

Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon - Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileata - Martin-chasseur à coiffe noire

Blue-winged Kookaburra - Dacelo leachii - Martin-chasseur à ailes bleues

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis – Martin-pêcheur d’Europe *

Giant Kingfisher - Megaceryle maxima - Martin-pêcheur géant

Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle Americana - Martin-pêcheur vert

Madagascar Pygmy-Kingfisher - Corythornis madagascariensis - Martin-pêcheur malgache

Malachite Kingfisher - Corythornis cristatus - Martin-pêcheur huppé

Pied Kingfisher – Ceryle rudis – Alcyon pie

Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata - Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux

Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher - Ceyx fallax - Martin-pêcheur multicolore

 

Brachypteraciidae Family

Description Brachypteraciidae Family

LIST CARDS BRACHYPTERACIIDAE

 

Coraciidae Family

Lilac-breasted Roller – Coracias caudate – Rollier à longs brins

 

Meropidae Family

Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater – Merops persicus – Guêpier de Perse

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater - Merops leschenaulti - Guêpier de Leschenault

European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster - Guêpier d’Europe *

Green Bee-eater – Merops orientalis – Guêpier d’Orient

Northern Carmine Bee-eater - Merops nubicus - Guêpier écarlate

Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Merops nubicoides - Guêpier carmin

 

Momotidae Family

Trinidad Motmot - Momotus bahamensis - Motmot de Trinidad

 

Todidae Family

Cuban Tody - Todus multicolor - Todier de Cuba

Puerto Rican Tody – Todus mexicanus – Todier de Porto Rico

 

CUCULIFORME ORDER

Cuculidae Family

Description Cuculidae family

LIST CARDS CUCULIDAE

 

EURYPYGIFORME ORDER

Eurypygidae Family

Sunbittern – Eurypyga helias – Caurale soleil

 

Rhynochetidae Family

GENERALITIES FAMILY RHYNOCHETIDAE

Kagu – Rhynochetos jubatus – Kagou huppé

 

FALCONIFORME ORDER

Falconidae Family

Description Falconidae Family

LIST CARDS FALCONIDAE

 

GALLIFORME ORDER

Cracidae Family

Andean Guan - Penelope montagnii - Pénélope des Andes

Bare-faced Curassow - Crax fasciolata - Hocco à face nue

Black-fronted Piping-guan - Pipile jacutinga - Pénélope à front noir

Chaco Chachalaca – Ortalis canicollis - Ortalide du chaco

Crested Guan - Penelope purpurascens - Pénélope panachée

Indian Peafowl - Pavo cristatus - Paon bleu *

Plain Chachalaca – Ortalis Vetula – Ortalide chacamel

Rufous-headed Chachalaca - Ortalis erythroptera - Ortalide à tête rousse

Rufous-vented Chachalaca - Ortalis ruficauda - Ortalide à ventre roux

Trinidad Piping-Guan - Pipile pipile - Pénélope siffleuse

White-winged Guan - Penelope albipennis - Pénélope à ailes blanches

 

Megapodiidae Family

Australian Brush Turkey – Alectura lathami – Talégalle de Latham

Maleo - Macrocephalon maleo - Mégapode maléo

Orange-footed Scrubfowl – Megapodius reinwardt – mégapode de Reinwardt

 

Numididae Family

Vulturine Guineafowl - Acryllium vulturinum - Pintade vulturine

 

Odontophoridae Family

California Quail - Callipepla californica - Colin de Californie

Gambel’s Quail - Callipepla gambelii - Colin de Gambel

Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus - Colin de Virginie

Scaled Quail - Callipepla squamata - Colin écaillé

 

Phasianidae Family

Description Phasianidae Family

LIST CARDS PHASIANIDAE

 

Tetraonidae Family

Description Tetraonidae Family

LIST CARDS TETRAONIDAE

 

GAVIIFORME ORDER

Gaviidae Family

Description Gaviidae Family

LIST CARDS GAVIIDAE

 

GRUIFORME ORDER

Aramidae Family

Limpkin – Aramus guarauna – Courlan brun

 

Cariamidae Family

Red-legged Seriema - Cariama cristata - Cariama huppé

 

Gruidae Family

Description Gruidae Family

LIST CARDS GRUIDAE

 

Heliornithidae Family

Sungrebe - Heliornis fulica - Grébifoulque d’Amérique

 

Psophiidae Family

Grey-winged Trumpeter – Psophia crepitans – Agami trompette

Pale-winged Trumpeter - Psophia leucoptera - Agami à ailes blanches

 

Rallidae Family

Description Rallidae Family

LIST CARDS RALLIDAE

 

Sarothruridae Family

Madagascan Flufftail - Sarothrura insularis - Râle insulaire

Madagascan Wood Rail - Canirallus kioloides - Râle à gorge blanche

Slender-billed Flufftail - Sarothrura watersi - Râle de Waters

Tsingy Wood Rail - Canirallus beankaensis - Râle des Tsingy

 

MESITORNITHIFORMES ORDER

Mesitornithidae Family

Description Mesitornithidae Family

LIST CARDS MESITORNITHIDAE

 

MUSOPHAGIFORME ORDER

Musophagidae Family

Great Blue Turaco - Corythaeola cristata - Touraco géant

Grey Go-Away Bird – Corythaixoides concolor – Touraco concolore

Hartlaub’s Turaco - Tauraco hartlaubi - Touraco de Hartlaub

Purple-crested Turaco - Tauraco porphyreolophus - Touraco à huppe splendide

Red-crested Turaco - Tauraco erythrolophus - Touraco pauline *

Schalow’s Turaco – Tauraco schalowi – Touraco de Schalow

Violet Turaco - Musophaga violacea - Touraco violet

Western Grey Plantain-eater - Crinifer piscator - Touraco gris

White-bellied Go-away-bird - Corythaixoides leucogaster - Touraco à ventre blanc

 

OPISTHOCOMIFORME ORDER

Opisthocomidae Family

OPISTHOCOMIDAE FAMILY

Hoatzin - Opisthocomus hoazin - Hoazin huppé

 

OTIDIFORME ORDER

Otididae Family

Description Otididae Family

LIST CARDS OTIDIDAE

 

PASSERIFORME ORDER

Description Order Passeriformes

LIST CARDS PASSERIFORMES

 

PELECANIFORME ORDER

Ardeidae Family

Description Ardeidae Family

LIST CARDS ARDEIDAE

 

Balaenicipitidae Family

Shoebill - Balaeniceps rex - Bec en sabot du Nil

 

Pelecanidae Family

American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos – Pélican d’Amérique

Australian Pelican - Pelecanus conspicillatus - Pélican à lunettes

Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis - Pélican brun     

Pink-backed Pelican - Pelecanus rufescens - Pélican gris

 

Scopidae Family

Hamerkop – Scopus umbretta – Ombrette africaine *

 

Threskiornithidae Family

American White Ibis – Eudocimus albus – Ibis blanc

Black-faced Ibis - Theristicus melanopis - Ibis à face noire

Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia - Spatule blanche *

Madagascar Crested Ibis - Lophotibis cristata - Ibis huppé

Northern Bald Ibis – Geronticus eremita – Ibis chauve *

Plumbeous Ibis - Theristicus caerulescens - Ibis plombé

Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja – Spatule rosée

Straw-necked Ibis – Threskiornis spinicollis – Ibis d’Australie

Yellow-billed Spoonbill – Platalea flavipes - Spatule à bec jaune

 

PHAETHONTIFORME ORDER

Phaethontidae Family

Description Phaethontidae Family

LIST CARDS PHAETHONTIDAE

 

PHOENICOPTERIFORME ORDER

Phoenicopteridae Family

Description Phoenicopteridae Family

LIST CARDS PHOENICOPTERIDAE

 

PICIFORME ORDER

Bucconidae Family

Swallow Wing - Chelidoptera tenebrosa - Barbacou à croupion blanc

 

Capitonidae Family

Toucan Barbet - Semnornis ramphastinus - Cabezon toucan

 

Galbulidae Family

Green-tailed Jacamar – Galbula galbula – Jacamar vert

Paradise Jacamar – Galbula dea – Jacamar à longue queue

Rufous-tailed Jacamar – Galbula ruficauda – Jacamar à queue rousse

 

Lybiidae Family

Crested Barbet – Trachyphonus vaillantii – Barbican promépic

 

Picidae Family

Description Picidae Family

LIST CARDS PICIDAE

 

Ramphastidae Family

Chestnut-eared Araçari - Pteroglossus castanotis - Araçari à oreillons roux

Coppersmith Barbet - Megalaima haemacephala - Barbu à plastron rouge

Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan - Andigena laminirostris - Toucan montagnard

Toco Toucan - Ramphastos toco - Toucan toco

PODICIPEDIFORME ORDER

Podicipedidae Family

Great-crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus - Grèbe huppé *

Great Grebe - Podiceps major - Grand grèbe

Horned Grebe - Podiceps auritus - Grèbe esclavon

Madagascan Grebe - Tachybaptus pelzelnii - Grèbe malgache

New Zealand Grebe or NZ Dabchick - Poliocephalus rufopectus - Grèbe de Nouvelle-Zélande

Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena - Grèbe jougris

Silvery Grebe - Podiceps occipitalis - Grèbe aux belles joues

Western Grebe - Aechmophorus occidentalis - Grèbe élégant

 

PROCELLARIIFORME ORDER

Diomedeidae Family

Description of the family Diomedeidae

LIST CARDS DIOMEDEIDAE

 

Hydrobatidae Family

Black-bellied Storm-Petrel - Fregetta tropica - Océanite à ventre noir

European Storm-petrel – Hydrobates pelagicus – Océanite tempête

Grey-backed Storm-Petrel - Garrodia nereis - Océanite néréide

Leach’s Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma leucorhoa - Océanite cul-blanc

New Zealand Storm-Petrel - Fregetta maoriana - Océanite de Nouvelle-Zélande

Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel - Oceanodroma tethys - Océanite téthys

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel - Oceanites oceanicus - Océanite de Wilson

 

Pelecanoididae Family

Common Diving-Petrel - Pelecanoides urinatrix - Puffinure plongeur

South Georgia Diving-Petrel - Pelecanoides georgicus - Puffinure de Géorgie du Sud

 

Procellariidae Family

Description of the Family Procellariidae

LIST CARDS PROCELLARIIDAE

 

PSITTACIFORME ORDER

Description Families Cacatuidae, Strigopidae and Psittacidae *

LIST CARDS PSITTACIFORMES

 

PTEROCLIFORME ORDER

Pteroclidae Family

Madagascan Sandgrouse - Pterocles personatus - Ganga masqué

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse - Pterocles alchata - Ganga cata

SPHENISCIFORME ORDER

Description Spheniscidae Family

LIST CARDS SPHENISCIDAE

 

STRIGIFORME ORDER

Strigidae Family

Description Strigidae Family

LIST CARDS STRIGIDAE

 

Tytonidae Family

Description Tytonidae Family

CARDS:

Barn Owl – Tyto alba – Effraie des clochers

Sulawesi Masked Owl - Tyto rosenbergii - Effraie des Célèbes

 

STRUTHIONIFORME ORDER

Casuariidae Family

Southern Cassowary – Casuarius casuarius – Casoar à casque

 

Dromaiidae Family

Emu - Dromaius novaehollandiae - Emeu d’Australie

 

Struthionidae Family

Ostrich – Struthio camelus - Autruche d’Afrique

 

SULIFORME ORDER

Anhingidae Family

Description Anhingidae Family

LIST CARDS ANHINGIDAE

 

Fregatidae Family

Description Fregatidae Family

LIST CARDS FREGATIDAE

 

Phalacrocoracidae Family

Description Phalacrocoracidae Family

LIST CARDS PHALACROCORACIDAE

 

Sulidae Family

Description Sulidae Family

LIST CARDS SULIDAE

 

TINAMIFORME ORDER

Tinamidae Family

Elegant Crested Tinamou - Eudromia elegans - Tinamou élégant

Grey Tinamou - Tinamus tao - Tinamou tao

TROGONIFORME ORDER

Trogonidae Family

Cuban Trogon - Priotelus temnurus - Trogon de Cuba

Resplendent Quetzal - Pharomachrus mocinno - Quetzal resplendissant

Surucua Trogon - Trogon surrucura - Trogon surucua

 

 

 

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