Types of Birds By Classifications: Orders & Families

Birds vary widely in size and type, from warblers to eagles. Scientists group them into families and orders for classification.

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Accipitriformes include hawks, eagles, ospreys, and the Secretarybird. Found worldwide, they're carnivorous birds with sharp beaks and talons.

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Accipitriformes

Anseriformes include ducks, screamers, and magpie geese. They have webbed feet, flat beaks, and feed on vegetation or aquatic animals.

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Anseriformes

Kiwis are unique flightless birds, mostly nocturnal, found in New Zealand. They use long beaks to hunt small creatures.

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Apterygiformes

Order Bucerotiformes includes hornbills, Hoopoe. Found in Europe, Asia, Africa. Habitat: tropical forests. Threatened by deforestation.

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Bucerotiformes

Caprimulgiformes include nocturnal and aerial birds like swifts, treeswifts, and hummingbirds. They have diverse habits and characteristics.

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Caprimulgiformes

Cariamiformes include long-legged birds. Surviving species are seriemas, found in South America, known for hunting snakes and rodents.

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Cariamiformes

big flightless birds resembling dinosaurs. Dangerous cassowaries with toe claws, shy, fruit-eating. Found in Australia, New Guinea.

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Casuariiformes

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