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Can soomeone explain the duplication between Accipitriformes and Falconiformes? As manifested here Accipitriformes are a subset of Falconiformes. Should it not then appear as Falconiformes/accipitridae and Falconiformes/falconidae?

If I go in and add an entry for a new world vulture or condor, I want to be sure that it can be found under both headers for Cathartidae.

  1. Please sign your comments with ~~~~ So we know who we are talking to. *grins*
  2. You may want to go to Wikipedia's articles on Accipitriformes and Falconiformes for concise answers. The short answer is that the whole Aves tree is in a state of flux. - UtherSRG 20:43, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

English text[edit]

Following text has no added value for non-English speakers and should ideally be moved to/and linked from: english wikipedia. Lycaon 11:20, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


  • Anseriformes; waterfowl i.e. ducks and geese
  • Galliformes; fowl i.e. chickens, pheasants, partridges, turkeys, quail
  • Sphenisciformes; penguins
  • Gaviiformes; loons
  • Podicipediformes; grebes
  • Procellariiformes; albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters and prions
  • Pelecaniformes; pelicans (and related birds)
  • Ciconiiformes; storks (and related birds)
  • Falconiformes; falcons (and related birds)
  • Turniciformes; button-quail (not true quail)
  • Gruiformes; cranes (and related birds)
  • Charadriiformes; medium-sized birds usually found near beach, i. e. gulls, puffins
  • Pteroclidiformes; sandgrouses
  • Columbiformes; doves, pigeons, and the extinct Dodo
  • Psittaciformes; parrots (and related birds, i. e. cockatoos)
  • Musophagiformes; turacos (and related birds)
  • Cuculiformes; cuckoos
  • Strigiformes; owls
  • Caprimulgiformes; nightjars, frogmouths, Oilbirds, and related birds
  • Apodiformes; swifts
  • Coraciiformes; kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, and related birds
  • Piciformes; woodpeckers (and related birds, i. e. toucans)
  • Trogoniformes; trogons and quetzals
  • Coliiformes; mousebirds
  • Passeriformes; passerines, birds that perch, i. e. sparrows, crows, robins, ravens
  • Trochiliformes; hummingbirds