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 Ciconiiformes (288 species)
      Auks, Herons, Ibises, Penguins, Storks

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

    • Order Galliformes (23 species)
      Fowls, Gallinaceous Birds

    • Order Gruiformes (18 species)
      Cranes, Rails

    • Order Columbiformes (16 species)
      Doves, Pigeons

    • Order Psittaciformes (7 species)
      Parrots

    • Order Cuculiformes (8 species)
      Cuckoos

    • Order Strigiformes (25 species)
      Goatsuckers, Owls

    • Order Apodiformes (32 species)
      Hummingbirds, Swifts

    • Order Trogoniformes (2 species)
      Trogons

    • Order Coraciiformes (3 species)
      Kingfishers, Rollers

    • Order Piciformes (25 species)

    • Order Passeriformes (386 species)
      Perching Birds

    • Order Craciformes (1 species)

    • Order Upupiformes (1 species)

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