bird family and order changes 1990 > 2021, sorted by 2021 families:

sequence of IOC 2021:

sequence of IOC 2021:

sequence of IOC 2021:

sequence of IOC 2021:

1990 bird order

#

1990 H&M

n=

1990 H&M

#

2013 H&M

n=

2013 H&M

2013 bird order

memo: 1990 bird order

type genus

#

2021 IOC 11.1

if changed

 

refers to what is in line above at the right

refers to what is in line beneath at the right

STRUTHIONIFORMES

1

STRUTHIONIDAE

1

OSTRICHES

1

STRUTHIONIDAE

2

OSTRICHES

Struthioniformes

Struthio

1

Struthionidae

RHEIFORMES

2

RHEIDAE

2

RHEAS

2

RHEIDAE

2

RHEAS

Rheiformes

Rhea

2

Rheidae

APTERYGIFORMES

5

APTERYGIDAE

3

KIWIS

4

APTERYGIDAE

5

KIWIS

Apterygiformes

Apteryx

3

Apterygidae

CASUARIIFORMES

4

DROMAIIDAE

1

EMUS

Dromaius

CASUARIIFORMES

3

CASUARIIDAE

3

CASSOWARIES

5

CASUARIIDAE

4

CASSOWARIES AND EMUS

Casuariiformes

Casuarius

4

Casuariidae

TINAMIFORMES

6

TINAMIDAE

46

TINAMOUS

3

TINAMIDAE

47

TINAMOUS

Tinamiformes

Tinamus

5

Tinamidae

CICONIIFORMES

26

ANHIMIDAE

3

SCREAMERS

6

ANHIMIDAE

3

SCREAMERS

Anseriformes

CICONIIFORMES

Anhima

6

Anhimidae

7

ANSERANATIDAE

1

MAGPIE GOOSE

Anseriformes

Anseranus

7

Anseranatidae

CICONIIFORMES

27

ANATIDAE

149

DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS

↗→

8

ANATIDAE

157

DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS

Anseriformes

CICONIIFORMES

Anas

8

Anatidae

GALLIFORMES

33

MEGAPODIIDAE

19

MEGAPODES

9

MEGAPODIIDAE

22

MEGAPODES

Galliformes

Megapodius

9

Megapodiidae

GALLIFORMES

34

CRACIDAE

45

CURASSOWS AND GUANS

10

CRACIDAE

54

GUANS

Galliformes

Crax

10

Cracidae

11

NUMIDIDAE"

6

GUINEAFOWL

Galliformes

Numida

11

Numididae

12

ODONTOPHORIDAE

33

NEW WORLD QUAILS

Galliformes

Odontophorus

12

Odontophoridae

GALLIFORMES

35

PHASIANIDAE

210

PHEASANTS AND GROUSE           also to ANSERANATIDAE.

↗→

13

PHASIANIDAE

177

PARTRIDGES, PHEASANTS, GROUSE

Galliformes

Phasianus

t

13

Phasianidae

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

75

PODARGIDAE

13

FROGMOUTHS

23

PODARGIDAE

13

FROGMOUTHS

Caprimulgiformes

Podargus

b

14

Podargidae

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

74

STEATORNITHIDAE

1

OILBIRD

22

STEATORNITHIDAE

1

OILBIRD

Caprimulgiformes

Steatornis

15

Steatornithidae

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

76

NYCTIBIIDAE

5

POTOOS

24

NYCTIBIIDAE

7

POTOOS

Caprimulgiformes

Nyctibius

16

Nyctibiidae

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

78

CAPRIMULGIDAE

82

NIGHTJARS

25

CAPRIMULGIDAE

90

NIGHTJARS

Caprimulgiformes

Caprimulgus

e

17

Caprimulgidae

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

77

AEGOTHELIDAE

8

OWLET-NIGHTJARS

26

AEGOTHELIDAE

11

OWLET-NIGHTJARS

Caprimulgiformes

Aegotheles

18

Aegothelidae

APODIFORMES

80

HEMIPROCNIDAE

3

TREE SWIFTS

Hemiprocne

19

Hemiprocnidae

APODIFORMES

79

APODIDAE

92

SWIFTS

27

APODIDAE

99

SWIFTS

Apodiformes

Apus

20

Apodidae

APODIFORMES

81

TROCHILIDAE

334

HUMMINGBIRDS

28

TROCHILIDAE

335

HUMMINGBIRDS

Apodiformes

Trochilus

21

Trochilidae

CUCULIFORMES

69

MUSOPHAGIDAE

20

TURACOS

38

MUSOPHAGIDAE

23

TURACOS

Musophagiformes

CUCULIFORMES

Tauraco (Musophaga still at IOC)

22

Musophagidae

GRUIFORMES

47

OTIDIDAE

22

BUSTARDS

37

OTIDIDAE

26

BUSTARDS

Otidiformes

GRUIFORMES

Otis

23

Otididae

CUCULIFORMES

70

CUCULIDAE

139

CUCKOOS

30

CUCULIDAE

139

CUCKOOS

Cuculiformes

Cuculus

n

24

Cuculidae

GRUIFORMES

36

MESITORNITHIDAE

3

MESITES

18

MESITORNITHIDAE

3

MESITES

Mesitornithiformes

GRUIFORMES

Mesitornis

q

25

Mesitornithidae

COLUMBIFORMES

64

PTEROCLIDAE

16

SANDGROUSE

17

PTEROCLIDAE

16

SANDGROUSE

Pterocliformes

COLUMBIFORMES

Pterocles

26

Pteroclidae

COLUMBIFORMES

65

COLUMBIDAE

301

DOVES AND PIGEONS

16

COLUMBIDAE

304

PIGEONS

Columbiformes

Columba

27

Columbidae

GRUIFORMES

43

HELIORNITHIDAE

3

SUNGREBES OR FINFOOTS

33

HELIORNITHIDAE

3

FINFOOTS

Gruiformes

Heliornis

28

Heliornithidae

32

SAROTHRURIDAE

9

FLUFFTAILS

Gruiformes

Sarothrura

29

Sarothruridae

GRUIFORMES

42

RALLIDAE

125

RAILS AND COOTS (incl. Flufftails, specific Crakes)

↗→

31

RALLIDAE

127

RAILS AND COOTS

Gruiformes

Rallus

30

Rallidae

GRUIFORMES

41

PSOPHIIDAE

3

TRUMPETERS

34

PSOPHIIDAE

3

TRUMPETERS

Psophia

31

Psophiidae

GRUIFORMES

39

GRUIDAE

15

CRANES

36

GRUIDAE

15

CRANES

Grus

32

Gruidae

GRUIFORMES

40

ARAMIDAE

1

LIMPKIN

35

ARAMIDAE

1

LIMPKIN

Aramus

33

Aramidae

PODICIPEDIFORMES

9

PODICIPEDIDAE

21

GREBES

15

PODICIPEDIDAE

19

GREBES

Podicipediformes

Podiceps

34

Podicipedidae

CICONIIFORMES

25

PHOENICOPTERIDAE

5

FLAMINGOS

14

PHOENICOPTERIDAE

6

FLAMINGOS

Phoenicopteriformes

CICONIIFORMES

Phoenicopterus

r

35

Phoenicopteridae

GRUIFORMES

37

TURNICIDAE

15

BUTTONQUAILS

66

TURNICIDAE

16

BUTTONQUAILS

Charadriiformes

GRUIFORMES

Turnix

36

Turnicidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

54

BURHINIDAE

9

STONE-CURLEWS AND THICK-KNEES

55

BURHINIDAE

9

THICK-KNEES

Charadriiformes

Burhinus

37

Burhinidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

59

CHIONIDAE

2

SHEATHBILLS

56

CHIONIDAE

3

SHEATHBILLS AND MAGELLANIC PLOVER

Charadriiformes

Chionis

38

Chionidae

Magellanic Plover from CHARADRIIDAE:

Pluvianellus

39

Pluvianellidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

51

HAEMATOPODIDAE

11

OYSTERCATCHERS

58

HAEMATOPODIDAE

12

OYSTERCATCHERS AND IBISBILL

Charadriiformes

Haematopus

40

Haematopodidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

52

IBIDORHYNCHIDAE

1

IBISBILL

Ibidorhyncha

41

Ibidorhynchidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

53

RECURVIROSTRIDAE

13

STILTS AND AVOCETS

59

RECURVIROSTRIDAE

7

STILTS AND AVOCETS

Charadriiformes

Recurvirostra

42

Recurvirostridae

CHARADRIIFORMES

56

CHARADRIIDAE

66

PLOVERS (incl. Magellanic Plover)          also to CHIONIDAE.

60

CHARADRIIDAE

67

PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS

Charadriiformes

Charadrius

43

Charadriidae

from GLAREOLIDAE:

57

PLUVIANIDAE

1

EGYPTIAN PLOVER

Charadriiformes

Pluvianus

44

Pluvianidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

49

ROSTRATULIDAE

2

PAINTED-SNIPE

63

ROSTRATULIDAE

3

PAINTED-SNIPE

Charadriiformes

Rostratula

45

Rostratulidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

48

JACANIDAE

8

JACANAS

64

JACANIDAE

8

JACANAS

Charadriiformes

Jacana

46

Jacanidae

GRUIFORMES

38

PEDIONOMIDAE

1

PLAINS-WANDERER

61

PEDIONOMIDAE

1

PLAINS-WANDERER

Charadriiformes

GRUIFORMES

Pedionomus

47

Pedionomidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

58

THINOCORIDAE

4

SEEDSNIPE

62

THINOCORIDAE

4

SEEDSNIPES

Charadriiformes

Thinocorus

48

Thinocoridae

CHARADRIIFORMES

57

SCOLOPACIDAE

86

SANDPIPERS AND SNIPE

65

SCOLOPACIDAE

90

SANDPIPERS

Charadriiformes

Scolopax

i

49

Scolopacidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

50

DROMADIDAE

1

CRAB-PLOVER

67

DROMADIDAE

1

CRAB-PLOVER

Charadriiformes

Dromas

50

Dromadidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

55

GLAREOLIDAE

17

COURSERS AND PRATINCOLES                also to PLUVIANIDAE.

68

GLAREOLIDAE

17

COURSERS AND PRATINCOLES

Charadriiformes

Glareola

51

Glareolidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

62

RYNCHOPIDAE

3

SKIMMERS

Rynchops

CHARADRIIFORMES

61

LARIDAE

91

GULLS AND TERNS

71

LARIDAE

99

GULLS AND TERNS, SKIMMERS

Charadriiformes

Larus

f

52

Laridae

CHARADRIIFORMES

60

STERCORARIIDAE

7

SKUAS OR JAEGERS

70

STERCORARIIDAE

7

SKUAS OR JAEGERS

Charadriiformes

Stercorarius

53

Stercorariidae

CHARADRIIFORMES

63

ALCIDAE

22

AUKS

69

ALCIDAE

24

AUKS

Charadriiformes

Alca

54

Alcidae

GRUIFORMES

44

RHYNOCHETIDAE

1

KAGU

20

RHYNOCHETIDAE

1

KAGU

Eurypygiformes

GRUIFORMES

Rhynochetos

55

Rhynochetidae

GRUIFORMES

45

EURYPYGIDAE

1

SUNBITTERN

19

EURYPYGIDAE

1

SUNBITTERN

Eurypygiformes

GRUIFORMES

Eurypyga

56

Eurypygidae

PELECANIFORMES

14

PHAETHONTIDAE

3

TROPICBIRDS

21

PHAETHONTIDAE

3

TROPICBIRDS

Phaethontiformes

PELECANIFORMES

Phaethon

57

Phaethontidae

GAVIIFORMES

8

GAVIIDAE

5

LOONS

39

GAVIIDAE

5

DIVERS OR LOONS

Gaviiformes

Gavia

58

Gaviidae

SPHENISCIFORMES

7

SPHENISCIDAE

18

PENGUINS

40

SPHENISCIDAE

16

PENGUINS

Sphenisciformes

Spheniscus

59

Spheniscidae

from HYDROBATIDAE:

41

OCEANITIDAE

8

AUSTRAL STORM-PETRELS

Procellariiformes

Oceanites

60

Oceanitidae

PROCELLARIIFORMES

10

DIOMEDEIDAE

14

ALBATROSSES

42

DIOMEDEIDAE

13

ALBATROSSES

Procellariiformes

Diomedea

61

Diomedeidae

PROCELLARIIFORMES

12

HYDROBATIDAE

20

STORM-PETRELS                                  also to OCEANITIDAE.

43

HYDROBATIDAE

14

NORTHERN STORM-PETRELS

Procellariiformes

Hydrobates

62

Hydrobatidae

PROCELLARIIFORMES

13

PELECANOIDIDAE

4

DIVING PETRELS

Pelecanoides

PROCELLARIIFORMES

11

PROCELLARIIDAE

72

PETRELS AND SHEARWATERS

44

PROCELLARIIDAE

84

PETRELS AND SHEARWATERS

Procellariiformes

Procellaria

63

Procellariidae

CICONIIFORMES

23

CICONIIDAE

19

STORKS

45

CICONIIDAE

19

STORKS

Ciconiiformes

Ciconia

64

Ciconiidae

PELECANIFORMES

19

FREGATIDAE

5

FRIGATEBIRDS

51

FREGATIDAE

5

FRIGATEBIRDS

Pelecaniformes

Fregata

65

Fregatidae

PELECANIFORMES

16

SULIDAE

9

GANNETS AND BOOBIES

52

SULIDAE

10

GANNETS AND BOOBIES

Pelecaniformes

Sula

66

Sulidae

PELECANIFORMES

18

ANHINGIDAE

4

DARTERS

54

ANHINGIDAE

4

DARTERS

Pelecaniformes

Anhinga

67

Anhingidae

PELECANIFORMES

17

PHALACROCORACIDAE

33

CORMORANTS

53

PHALACROCORACIDAE

30

CORMORANTS

Pelecaniformes

Phalacrocorax

68

Phalacrocoracidae

CICONIIFORMES

24

THRESKIORNITHIDAE

31

IBISES AND SPOONBILLS

50

THRESKIORNITHIDAE

34

IBISES

Pelecaniformes

CICONIIFORMES

Threskiornis

69

Threskiornithidae

CICONIIFORMES

20

ARDEIDAE

60

HERONS

49

ARDEIDAE

62

HERONS

Pelecaniformes

CICONIIFORMES

Ardea

70

Ardeidae

CICONIIFORMES

21

SCOPIDAE

1

HAMERKOP

47

SCOPIDAE

1

HAMERKOP

Pelecaniformes

CICONIIFORMES

Scopus

71

Scopidae

CICONIIFORMES

22

BALAENICIPITIDAE

1

SHOEBILL

48

BALAENICIPITIDAE

1

SHOEBILL

Pelecaniformes

CICONIIFORMES

Balaeniceps

72

Balaenicipitidae

PELECANIFORMES

15

PELECANIDAE

8

PELICANS

46

PELECANIDAE

8

PELICANS

Pelecaniformes

Pelecanus

73

Pelecanidae

CUCULIFORMES

71

OPISTHOCOMIDAE

1

HOATZIN

29

OPISTHOCOMIDAE

1

HOATZIN

Opisthocomiformes

CUCULIFORMES

Opisthocomus

74

Opisthocomidae

FALCONIFORMES

28

CATHARTIDAE

7

NEW WORLD VULTURES

72

CATHARTIDAE

7

NEW WORLD VULTURES

Accipitriformes

FALCONIFORMES

Cathartes

75

Cathartidae

FALCONIFORMES

31

SAGITTARIIDAE

1

SECRETARY-BIRD

73

SAGITTARIIDAE

1

SECRETARY-BIRD

Accipitriformes

FALCONIFORMES

Sagittarius

76

Sagittariidae

FALCONIFORMES

29

PANDIONIDAE

1

OSPREY

74

PANDIONIDAE

1

OSPREY  (2003~2013 in ACCIPITRIDAE)

Accipitriformes

FALCONIFORMES

Pandion

77

Pandionidae

FALCONIFORMES

30

ACCIPITRIDAE

225

HAWKS AND EAGLES

75

ACCIPITRIDAE

240

KITES, HAWKS AND EAGLES

Accipitriformes

FALCONIFORMES

Accipiter

78

Accipitridae

STRIGIFORMES

72

TYTONIDAE

14

BARN OWLS

76

TYTONIDAE

19

BARN OWLS

Strigiformes

Tyto

79

Tytonidae

STRIGIFORMES

73

STRIGIDAE

160

OWLS

77

STRIGIDAE

195

OWLS

Strigiformes

Strix

80

Strigidae

COLIIFORMES

82

COLIIDAE

6

MOUSEBIRDS

78

COLIIDAE

6

MOUSEBIRDS

Coliiformes

Colius

81

Coliidae

CORACIIFORMES

90

LEPTOSOMATIDAE

1

CUCKOO-ROLLER

79

LEPTOSOMIDAE

1

CUCKOO-ROLLER

Leptosomiformes

CORACIIFORMES

Leptosomus

82

Leptosomidae

TROGONIFORMES

83

TROGONIDAE

39

TROGONS

80

TROGONIDAE

44

TROGONS

Trogoniformes

Trogon

83

Trogonidae

CORACIIFORMES

91

UPUPIDAE

1

HOOPOES

82

UPUPIDAE

1

HOOPOES

Bucerotiformes

CORACIIFORMES

Upupa

84

Upupidae

CORACIIFORMES

92

PHOENICULIDAE

8

WOOD-HOOPOES

83

PHOENICULIDAE

8

WOOD-HOOPOES

Bucerotiformes

CORACIIFORMES

Phoeniculus

85

Phoeniculidae

Bucorvus

86

Bucorvidae'

CORACIIFORMES

93

BUCEROTIDAE

48

HORNBILLS

81

BUCEROTIDAE

55

HORNBILLS

Bucerotiformes     

CORACIIFORMES

Buceros

87

Bucerotidae

CORACIIFORMES

88

CORACIIDAE

12

ROLLERS

90

CORACIIDAE

12

ROLLERS

Coraciiformes

Coracias

88

Coraciidae

CORACIIFORMES

89

BRACHYPTERACIIDAE

5

GROUND-ROLLERS

91

BRACHYPTERACIIDAE

5

GROUND-ROLLERS

Coraciiformes

Brachypteracias

89

Brachypteraciidae

CORACIIFORMES

84

ALCEDINIDAE

92

KINGFISHERS

94

ALCEDINIDAE

90

KINGFISHERS

Coraciiformes

Alcedo

d

90

Alcedinidae

CORACIIFORMES

85

TODIDAE

5

TODIES

92

TODIDAE

5

TODIES

Coraciiformes

Todus

91

Todidae

CORACIIFORMES

86

MOMOTIDAE

9

MOTMOTS

93

MOMOTIDAE

13

MOTMOTS

Coraciiformes

Momotus

92

Momotidae

CORACIIFORMES

87

MEROPIDAE

24

BEE-EATERS

89

MEROPIDAE

27

BEE-EATERS

Coraciiformes

Merops

93

Meropidae

PICIFORMES

94

GALBULIDAE

17

JACAMARS

84

GALBULIDAE

18

JACAMARS

Piciformes

Galbula

94

Galbulidae

PICIFORMES

95

BUCCONIDAE

32

PUFFBIRDS

85

BUCCONIDAE

36

PUFFBIRDS

Piciformes

Bucco

95

Bucconidae

PICIFORMES

96

CAPITONIDAE

81

BARBETS

 

Capito

96

Capitonidae

Semnornis

97

Semnornithidae

PICIFORMES

98

RAMPHASTIDAE

35

TOUCANS

88

RAMPHASTIDAE

121

TOUCANS AND BARBETS

Piciformes

Ramphastos

98

Ramphastidae

 

ex-Megalaima Psilopogon

99

Megalaimidae

Lybius

100

Lybiidae

PICIFORMES

97

INDICATORIDAE

17

HONEYGUIDES

86

INDICATORIDAE

16

HONEYGUIDES

Piciformes

Indicator

101

Indicatoridae

PICIFORMES

99

PICIDAE

200

WOODPECKERS

87

PICIDAE

216

WOODPECKERS

Piciformes

Picus

102

Picidae

GRUIFORMES

46

CARIAMIDAE

2

SERIEMAS

95

CARIAMIDAE

2

SERIEMAS

Cariamiformes

GRUIFORMES

Cariama

103

Cariamidae

FALCONIFORMES

32

FALCONIDAE

61

FALCONS AND CARACARAS

96

FALCONIDAE

63

FALCONS AND CARACARAS

Falconiformes

Falco

104

Falconidae

from PSITTACIDAE:

97

STRIGOPIDAE'

3

KEA AND ALLIES

Psittaciformes

Strigops

105

Strigopidae

PSITTACIFORMES

67

CACATUIDAE

19

COCKATOOS

98

CACATUIDAE"

21

COCKATOOS

Psittaciformes

Cacatua

106

Cacatuidae

PSITTACIFORMES

68

PSITTACIDAE

268

PARROTS (incl. Kea)                            also to STRIGOPIDAE.

↘→

99

PSITTACIDAE

165

AFRICAN AND NEW WORLD PARROTS

Psittaciformes

Psittacus

107

Psittacidae

100

PSITTACULIDAE

178

OLD WORLD PARROTS

Psittaciformes

Psittacula

108

Psittaculidae

PSITTACIFORMES

66

LORIIDAE

55

LORIES

Lorius

28 Orders

99

families

3808

non-Passerines

100

families

4021

non-Passerines

37 Orders

33 families

108

families

+213

net increase of species 1990 vs 2013

+ 9 vs 1990

changed of order

+8

2021 vs 2013

blue:

suspended at H&M

red:

new at H&M

+9

2021 vs 1990

' Nestoridae with Kea and Kaka not strongly supported

Note: for exact numbers of family movements, see

non-Passerines name and family changes, sorted by 2013 families:

" Cockatoos H&M 2003~2013 in PSITTACIDAE