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 Passeriformes (386 species)
      Perching Birds

      • Family Tyrannidae (41 species)
        Tyrant Flycatchers

      • Family Cotingidae (1 species)

      • Family Alaudidae (2 species)

      • Family Hirundinidae (13 species)

      • Family Motacillidae (12 species)

      • Family Pycnonotidae (1 species)

      • Family Laniidae (3 species)

      • Family Bombycillidae (2 species)
        Waxwings

      • Family Cinclidae (1 species)

      • Family Troglodytidae (9 species)

      • Family Mimidae (11 species)

      • Family Prunellidae (1 species)

      • Family Muscicapidae (12 species)

      • Family Aegithalidae (1 species)

      • Family Remizidae (1 species)

      • Family Paridae (12 species)

      • Family Sittidae (4 species)

      • Family Certhiidae (5 species)

      • Family Emberizidae (58 species)
        American Sparrows, Buntings, Emberizid Finches, New World Sparrows, Towhees

      • Family Parulidae (57 species)
        New World Warblers, Wood-Warblers

      • Family Vireonidae (15 species)

      • Family Icteridae (26 species)
        American Blackbirds, New World Blackbirds, Orioles

      • Family Fringillidae (24 species)
        Finches, Hawaiian Honeycreepers, Old World Finches

      • Family Sturnidae (2 species)

      • Family Corvidae (21 species)

      • Family Turdidae (20 species)

      • Family Sylviidae (6 species)

      • Family Ptilogonatidae (1 species)

      • Family Thraupidae (5 species)
        Tanagers

      • Family Coerebidae (1 species)
        Bananaquit, Bananaquits

      • Family Cardinalidae (13 species)
        Cardinal-Grosbeaks, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Saltators

      • Family Passeridae (2 species)

      • Family Peucedramidae (1 species)
        Olive Warbler

      • Family Regulidae (2 species)

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