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Parana Antwren

List of birds of Brazil

Brazil has one of the richest bird diversities in the world, with more than 1700 species of birds, about 57% of the bird species recorded for all of South America. These numbers are still increasing, almost every year, due to new occurrences or new species being described. About 10% of the bird species found in the country are, nonetheless, threatened.

Struthioniformes

Rheidae - Rheas

Tinamiformes

Tinamidae - Tinamous

Anseriformes

Anhimidae - Screamers

Anatidae- Ducks, Geese and Swans

Galliformes

Cracidae - Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas

Odontophoridae - New World Quails

Podicipediformes

Podicipedidae - Grebes

Sphenisciformes

Spheniscidae - Penguins

Procellariiformes

Diomedeidae - Albatrosses

Procellariidae - Shearwaters and Petrels

Hydrobatidae - Storm Petrels

Pelecanoididae - Diving-Petrels

Pelecaniformes

Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds

Pelecanidae - Pelicans

Sulidae - Boobies and Gannets

Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants

Anhingidae - Darters

Fregatidae - Frigatebirds

Ciconiiformes

Ardeidae - Bitterns, Herons and Egrets

Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills

Ciconiidae - Storks

Phoenicopteriformes

Phoenicopteridae - Flamingos

Falconiformes

Cathartidae - New World Vultures

Pandionidae - Ospreys

Accipitridae - Hawks, Kites and Eagles

Falconidae

Gruiformes

Aramidae - Limpkins

Psophiidae - Trumpeters

Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules and Coots

Heliornithidae - Sungrebes

Eurypygidae - Sunbitterns

Cariamidae - Seriemas

Charadriiformes

Jacanidae - Jacanas

Rostratulidae - Painted Snipes

Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers

Recurvirostridae - Stilts

Burhinidae - Thick-knees

Glareolidae - Coursers

Charadriidae - Lapwings and Plovers

Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Snipes, Curlews, Stints and Phalaropes

Thinocoridae - Seedsnipes

Chionididae - Sheathbills

Stercorariidae - Skuas

Laridae - Gulls

Sternidae - Terns

Rynchopidae - Skimmers

Columbiformes

Columbidae - Doves and Pigeons

Psittaciformes

Psittacidae - Parrots, Parakeets and Macaws

Opisthocomiformes

Opisthocomidae - Hoatzins

Cuculiformes

Cuculidae - Cuckoos, Anis and Ground-cuckoos

Strigiformes

Tytonidae - Barn Owls

Strigidae - Owls

Caprimulgiformes

Steatornithidae - Oilbirds

Nyctibiidae - Potoos

Caprimulgidae - Nightjar and Nighthawks

Apodiformes

Apodidae - Swifts

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds and Hermits

Trogoniformes

Trogonidae - Trogons

Coraciiformes

Alcedinidae - Kingfishers

Momotidae - Motmots

Galbuliformes

Galbulidae - Jacamars

Bucconidae - Puffbirds

Piciformes

Capitonidae - Barbets

Ramphastidae - Toucans

Picidae - Woodpeckers

Passeriformes

Thamnophilidae - Typical Antbirds

Conopophagidae - Gnateaters

Formicariidae - Antthrushes and Antpittas

Rhinocryptidae - Tapaculos

Furnariidae - Ovenbirds, Spinetails and Woodcreepers

Tyrannidae - Tyrant-flycatchers

Cotingidae - Cotingas

Pipridae - Manakins

Vireonidae - Vireos

Corvidae - Jays

Hirundinidae - Swallows

Troglodytidae - Wrens

Polioptilidae - Gnatcatchers

Turdidae - Thrushes

Mimidae - Mockingbirds

Motacillidae - Pipits

Coerebidae - Bananaquits

Thraupidae - Tanagers

Emberizidae - Seedeaters

Cardinalidae - Saltators and Allies

Parulidae - New World Warblers

Icteridae - Orioles, Oropendolas and Allies

Fringillidae - Euphonias and Cardinals

Estrildidae - Waxbills

Passeridae - House Sparrows

See also

References

  • Comitê Brasileiro de Registros Ornitológicos (2005) Listas das aves do Brasil. Versão 3/12/2005. Disponível em/ available at Acesso em/ access in: 3/12/2005.
  • Miguel A. Marini and Frederico I. Garcia, 2005 - Bird Conservation in Brazil, Conservation Biology 19(3)

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