Test your scientific skills.

Use our taxonomy tree below to find a bird. It is harder than it looks. Remember, some of these names have synonyms.

  • Class Aves (896 species)
    Birds

    • Order Anseriformes (61 species)
      Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl

      • Family Anatidae (61 species)
        Ducks, Geese, Swans

        • Subfamily Anatinae (44 species)

          • Genus Anas (17 species)
            Dabbling Ducks

          • Genus Aix (1 species)
            Wood Ducks

          • Genus Aythya (7 species)
            Diving Ducks

          • Genus Bucephala (3 species)
            Goldeneyes

          • Genus Clangula (1 species)
            Oldsquaws

          • Genus Histrionicus (1 species)
            Harlequin Ducks

          • Genus Camptorhynchus (1 species)
            Labrador Ducks

          • Genus Polysticta (1 species)
            Steller's Eiders

          • Genus Somateria (3 species)
            Greater Eiders, Typical Eiders

          • Genus Melanitta (3 species)
            Scoters

          • Genus Oxyura (1 species)
            Stiff-tailed Ducks

          • Genus Lophodytes (1 species)
            Hooded Mergansers

          • Genus Mergus (2 species)
            Greater Mergansers

          • Genus Mergellus (1 species)
            Smews

          • Genus Nomonyx (1 species)

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