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genus Protoavis
extinct primitive birds of the Triassic period; 70 million years before archaeopteryx
genus Archaeopteryx, genus Archeopteryx
a genus of fossil birds
genus Sinornis
a genus of fossil birds
genus Ibero-mesornis
a genus of fossil bird of the subclass Archaeornithes
genus Archaeornis
a genus of fossil bird
Struthio, genus Struthio
type genus of the Struthionidae: African ostriches
Casuarius, genus Casuarius
type and sole genus of the Casuaridae: cassowaries
Dromaius, genus Dromaius
a genus of birds in the order Casuariiformes
genus Apteryx
type genus of the Apterygidae: kiwis
genus Rhea
type genus of the Rheidae; large tall flightless South American birds similar to but smaller than ostriches
Pterocnemia, genus Pterocnemia
a genus of birds of the family Rheidae
genus Aepyornis
type genus of the Aepyornidae: elephant birds
Dinornis, genus Dinornis
type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moas
genus Anomalopteryx
small moas
Prunella, genus Prunella
type genus of the Prunellidae
Alauda, genus Alauda
type genus of the Alaudidae: skylarks
Motacilla, genus Motacilla
type genus of the Motacillidae: wagtails
Anthus, genus Anthus
Fringilla, genus Fringilla
type genus of the Fringillidae: chaffinch, brambling
Carduelis, genus Carduelis
in some classifications considered the type genus of a subfamily Carduelinae of the family Fringillidae: goldfinches; siskins; redpolls; linnets
Spinus, genus Spinus
in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches
Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus
house finches and purple finches
Serinus, genus Serinus
Old World finches; e.g. canaries and serins
Loxia, genus Loxia
Pyrrhula, genus Pyrrhula
genus Junco
American finches
Pooecetes, genus Pooecetes
a genus of Fringillidae
Zonotrichia, genus Zonotrichia
large New World sparrows
Spizella, genus Spizella
chipping sparrow; field sparrow; tree sparrow
Melospiza, genus Melospiza
American song sparrow and swamp sparrow
Passerina, genus Passerina
a genus of small North American finches including the New World buntings
Emberiza, genus Emberiza
Old World buntings
Plectrophenax, genus Plectrophenax
snow bunting
Coereba, genus Coereba
type genus of the Coerebidae
Passer, genus Passer
type genus of the Passeridae
Hesperiphona, genus Hesperiphona
evening grosbeak
Coccothraustes, genus Coccothraustes
large finches
Pinicola, genus Pinicola
a genus of Fringillidae
Richmondena, genus Richmondena
genus Pyrrhuloxia
large showy finches related to cardinals
Pipilo, genus Pipilo
Chlorura, genus Chlorura
Ploceus, genus Ploceus
type genus of the Ploceidae
Vidua, genus Vidua
Padda, genus Padda
a genus of Ploceidae
Estrilda, genus Estrilda
Poephila, genus Poephila
Drepanis, genus Drepanis
a genus of Drepanididae
Menura, genus Menura
type and sole genus of the family Menuridae
Atrichornis, genus Atrichornis
type genus of the Atrichornithidae
Tyrannus, genus Tyrannus
type genus of the Tyrannidae: tyrant flycatchers
Contopus, genus Contopus
Sayornis, genus Sayornis
Pyrocephalus, genus Pyrocephalus
a genus of Tyrannidae
genus Cotinga
type genus of the Cotingidae: cotingas
Rupicola, genus Rupicola
cock of the rocks
Pipra, genus Pipra
type genus of the Pipridae containing the typical manakins
Procnias, genus Procnias
Cephalopterus, genus Cephalopterus
a genus of Cotingidae
Furnarius, genus Furnarius
type genus of the family Furnariidae: ovenbirds
Formicarius, genus Formicarius
type genus of the Formicariidae
Thamnophilus, genus Thamnophilus
a genus of Formicariidae
Hylophylax, genus Hylophylax
a genus of Formicariidae
Dendrocolaptes, genus Dendrocolaptes
type genus of the Dendrocolaptidae
genus Pitta
type genus of the Pittidae; a large genus of birds of southern Asia and Australia and adjacent islands
Muscivora, genus Muscivora
a genus of Tyrannidae
Muscicapa, genus Muscicapa
type genus of the Muscicapidae
Pachycephala, genus Pachycephala
arboreal insectivorous birds
Turdus, genus Turdus
type genus of the Turdidae
Hylocichla, genus Hylocichla
American thrush: wood thrush; hermit thrush; veery
Luscinia, genus Luscinia
Saxicola, genus Saxicola
Old World chats
Myadestes, genus Myadestes
Phoenicurus, genus Phoenicurus
Old World thrushes
Oenanthe, genus Oenanthe
Sialia, genus Sialia
North American bluebirds
Erithacus, genus Erithacus
Old World thrushes
Polioptila, genus Polioptila
New World gnatcatchers
Regulus, genus Regulus
a genus of birds of the family Sylviidae including kinglets
Silvia, genus Silvia
type genus of the Sylviidae: warblers
Phylloscopus, genus Phylloscopus
Acrocephalus, genus Acrocephalus
a genus of Sylviidae
Prinia, genus Prinia
a genus of Sylviidae
Orthotomus, genus Orthotomus
Timalia, genus Timalia
type genus of the Timaliidae
Parula, genus Parula
type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblers
Setophaga, genus Setophaga
a genus of Parulidae
Dendroica, genus Dendroica
a genus of Parulidae
Icteria, genus Icteria
New World chats
Seiurus, genus Seiurus
ovenbirds and water thrushes
Geothlypis, genus Geothlypis
Ptloris, genus Ptloris
a genus of Paradisaeidae
Icterus, genus Icterus
type genus of the Icteridae
Sturnella, genus Sturnella
a genus of passerine birds including the meadowlarks
Cacicus, genus Cacicus
a genus of tropical American orioles
Dolichonyx, genus Dolichonyx
Quiscalus, genus Quiscalus
Euphagus, genus Euphagus
a genus of Icteridae
Molothrus, genus Molothrus
Agelaius, genus Agelaius
red-winged blackbirds
Oriolus, genus Oriolus
type genus of the Oriolidae
Sphecotheres, genus Sphecotheres
a genus of Old World orioles
Sturnus, genus Sturnus
type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings
Pastor, subgenus Pastor
only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
Acridotheres, genus Acridotheres
Gracula, genus Gracula
Corvus, genus Corvus
type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
Garrulus, genus Garrulus
type genus of the Garrulinae: Old World jays
Cyanocitta, genus Cyanocitta
New World jays
Perisoreus, genus Perisoreus
Canada jays
Nucifraga, genus Nucifraga
Pica, genus Pica
Cracticus, genus Cracticus
type genus of the Cracticidae: Australian butcherbirds
Strepera, genus Strepera
bell magpies
Gymnorhina, genus Gymnorhina
in some classifications placed in the family Laniidae: Australian piping crows
Troglodytes, genus Troglodytes
type genus of the Troglodytidae
Cistothorus, genus Cistothorus
marsh wrens
Salpinctes, genus Salpinctes
a genus of Troglodytidae
Thryothorus, genus Thryothorus
Carolina wrens
Campylorhynchus, Heleodytes, genus Campylorhynchus, genus Heleodytes
alternative classifications for the cactus wrens
Mimus, genus Mimus
type genus of the family Mimidae: mockingbirds
Melanotis, genus Melanotis
a genus of Mimidae
Dumetella, genus Dumetella
Toxostoma, genus Toxostoma
Xenicus, genus Xenicus
type genus for the Xenicidae
Acanthisitta, genus Acanthisitta
a genus of Xenicidae
Certhia, genus Certhia
type genus of the Certhiidae
Tichodroma, genus Tichodroma
wall creepers; in some classifications placed in family Sittidae
Sitta, genus Sitta
type genus of the Sittidae
Parus, genus Parus
type genus of the family Paridae
Psaltriparus, genus Psaltriparus
a genus of Paridae
Chamaea, genus Chamaea
a genus of Paridae
Auriparus, genus Auriparus
a genus of Paridae
Irena, genus Irena
type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
Hirundo, genus Hirundo
type genus of the Hirundinidae
Iridoprocne, genus Iridoprocne
a genus of Hirundinidae
Delichon, genus Delichon
a genus of Hirundinidae
Riparia, genus Riparia
a genus of Hirundinidae
Progne, genus Progne
a genus of Hirundinidae
Artamus, genus Artamus
type genus of the Artamidae
Piranga, genus Piranga
a genus of Thraupidae
Lanius, genus Lanius
type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikes
Chlorophoneus, genus Chlorophoneus
a genus of Malaconotinae
Ptilonorhynchus, genus Ptilonorhynchus
type genus of the Ptilonorhynchidae
Chlamydera, genus Chlamydera
a genus of Ptilonorhynchidae
Cinclus, genus Cinclus
type genus of the family Cinclidae
genus Vireo
type genus of the Vireonidae
Bombycilla, genus bombycilla
Accipiter, genus Accipiter
type genus of the family Accipitridae
Buteo, genus Buteo
broad-winged soaring hawks
Pernis, genus Pernis
a common European bird of prey; dull brown with white-streaked underparts
Milvus, genus-Milvus
a genus including the common European kits
Elanoides, genus Elanoides
a genus of kites
Elanus, genus Elanus
a genus of small kites of both Old and New Worlds
Circus, genus Circus
a genus of haws comprising the harriers
Circaetus, genus Circaetus
harrier eagles
Falco, genus Falco
a genus of Falconidae
Polyborus, genus Polyborus
a genus of Falconidae
Harpia, genus Harpia
a genus of Accipitridae
Aquila, genus Aquila
a genus of Accipitridae
Haliaeetus, genus Haliaeetus
a genus of Accipitridae
Pandion, genus Pandion
type genus of the Pandionidae
Gyps, genus Gyps
a genus of Accipitridae
Gypaetus, genus Gypaetus
in some classifications the type genus of the family Aegypiidae
Neophron, genus Neophron
a genus of Accipitridae
Aegypius, genus Aegypius
a genus of Accipitridae
Sagittarius, genus Sagittarius
type genus of the Sagittariidae
Cathartes, genus Cathartes
type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures
Vultur, genus Vultur
a bird that is usually restricted to the Andean condor
Gymnogyps, genus Gymnogyps
containing solely the California condor
Coragyps, genus Coragyps
a genus of Cathartidae
Sarcorhamphus, genus Sarcorhamphus
usually containing only the king vulture
Athene, genus Athene
a genus of Strigidae
Bubo, genus Bubo
a genus of Strigidae
Strix, genus Strix
owls lacking ear tufts
Otus, genus Otus
a genus of Strigidae
Surnia, genus Surnia
a genus of hawk-like owls
Asio, genus Asio
a genus of European owls
Sceloglaux, genus Sceloglaux
a genus of Strigidae
Tyto, genus Tyto
type and only genus of the family Tytonidae
Gallus, genus Gallus
common domestic birds and related forms
Meleagris, genus Meleagris
type genus of the Meleagrididae: wild and domestic turkeys
Agriocharis, genus Agriocharis
a genus of birds of the family Meleagrididae including the ocellated turkey
Lyrurus, genus Lyrurus
black grouse
Lagopus, genus Lagopus
Tetrao, genus Tetrao
type genus of the Tetraonidae: capercaillies
Canachites, genus Canachites
spruce grouse
Centrocercus, genus Centrocercus
sage grouse
Bonasa, genus Bonasa
ruffed grouse
Pedioecetes, genus Pedioecetes
sharp-tailed grouse
Tympanuchus, genus Tympanuchus
prairie chickens
Crax, genus Crax
type genus of the Cracidae: curassows
Penelope, genus Penelope
a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
Pipile, genus Pipile
genus of large crested guans (the piping guans)
Ortalis, genus Ortalis
Megapodius, genus-Megapodius
type genus of the Megapodiidae
genus Leipoa
mallee fowl
Alectura, genus Alectura
brush turkeys
Macrocephalon, genus Macrocephalon
Phasianus, genus Phasianus
type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants
genus Afropavo
Congo peafowl
Argusianus, genus Argusianus
argus pheasants
Chrysolophus, genus Chrysolophus
golden pheasants
Colinus, genus Colinus
New World quail: the bobwhites
Coturnix, genus Coturnix
Old World quail
Lophophorus, genus Lophophorus
Odontophorus, genus Odontophorus
genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated in a distinct family
Pavo, genus Pavo
Lofortyx, genus Lofortyx
California quail
genus Tragopan
a genus of Phasianidae
Perdix, genus Perdix
a genus of Perdicinae
Alectoris, genus Alectoris
a genus of Perdicidae
Oreortyx, genus Oreortyx
mountain quail of western United States
Numida, genus Numida
guinea fowl
Opisthocomus, genus Opisthocomus
type genus of the Opisthocomidae: hoatzins
Raphus, genus Raphus
type genus of the Raphidae: dodos
Pezophaps, genus Pezophaps
constituted by the extinct solitaire
Columba, genus Columba
type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
Streptopelia, genus Streptopelia
Stictopelia, genus Stictopelia
a genus of Columbidae
Zenaidura, genus Zenaidura
mourning doves
Ectopistes, genus Ectopistes
a genus of Columbidae
Pterocles, genus Pterocles
type genus of the Pteroclididae
Syrrhaptes, genus Syrrhaptes
a genus of Pteroclididae
Psittacus, genus Psittacus
type genus of the Psittacidae: usually restricted to the African grey
Amazona, genus Amazona
a genus of Psittacidae
Ara, genus Ara
Nestor, genus Nestor
a genus of Psittacidae
Cacatua, Kakatoe, genus Cacatua, genus Kakatoe
a genus of Psittacidae
Nymphicus, genus Nymphicus
a genus of Psittacidae
Agapornis, genus Agapornis
a genus of Psittacidae
Glossopsitta, genus Glossopsitta
a genus of Loriinae
Trichoglossus, genus Trichoglossus
a genus of Loriinae
Conuropsis, genus Conuropsis
a genus of Psittacidae
Melopsittacus, genus Melopsittacus
a genus of Psittacidae
Psittacula, genus Psittacula
a genus of Psittacidae
Cuculus, genus Cuculus
type genus of the Cuculidae
Coccyzus, genus Coccyzus
a genus of Cuculidae
Geococcyx, genus Geococcyx
Crotophaga, genus Crotophaga
Centropus, genus Centropus
a genus of Cuculidae
Musophaga, genus Musophaga
type genus of the Musophagidae
Coracias, genus Coracias
type genus of the Coraciidae
Alcedo, genus Alcedo
type genus of the Alcedinidae
Ceryle, genus Ceryle
a genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae
Dacelo, genus Dacelo
Australasian kingfishers
Halcyon, genus Halcyon
a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
Merops, genus Merops
type genus of the Meropidae
Buceros, genus Buceros
type genus of the family Bucerotidae
Upupa, genus Upupa
type genus of the Upupidae
Phoeniculus, genus Phoeniculus
type and only genus of the family Phoeniculidae
Momotus, genus Momotus
type genus of the Momotidae
Todus, genus Todus
type genus of the Todidae
Apus, genus Apus
type genus
Chateura, genus Chateura
a genus of Apodidae
Collocalia, genus Collocalia
a genus of Apodidae
Archilochus, genus Archilochus
a genus of Trochilidae
Chalcostigma, genus Chalcostigma
Ramphomicron, genus Ramphomicron
Caprimulgus, genus Caprimulgus
type genus of the Caprimulgidae
Chordeiles, genus Chordeiles
a genus of Caprimulgidae
Phalaenoptilus, genus Phalaenoptilus
a genus of Caprimulgidae
Podargus, genus Podargus
type genus of the Podargidae
Steatornis, genus Steatornis
type and sole genus of the family Steatornithidae
Picus, genus Picus
type genus of Picidae
Picoides, genus Picoides
a genus of Picidae
Colaptes, genus Colaptes
a genus of Picidae
Campephilus, genus Campephilus
a genus of Picidae
Melanerpes, genus Melanerpes
a genus of Picidae
Sphyrapicus, genus Sphyrapicus
a genus of Picidae
Jynx, genus Jynx
Picumnus, genus Picumnus
a genus of Picidae
Aulacorhyncus, genus Aulacorhyncus
a genus of Ramphastidae
genus Trogon
type genus of the Trogonidae
Pharomacrus, genus Pharomacrus
a genus of Trogonidae
Anas, genus Anas
type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
Tadorna, genus Tadorna
Oxyura, genus Oxyura
ruddy duck
Bucephala, genus Bucephala
buffleheads and goldeneyes
Aythya, genus Aythya
canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
Aix, genus Aix
wood duck and mandarin duck
Cairina, genus Cairina
a genus of Anatidae
Somateria, genus Somateria
eider ducks
Melanitta, genus Melanitta
Clangula, genus Clangula
a genus of ducks
Mergus, genus Mergus
Lophodytes, genus Lophodytes
a genus of Merginae
Anser, genus Anser
typical geese
Chen, subgenus Chen
wild goose having white adult plumage
Branta, genus Branta
wild geese
genus Coscoroba
a genus of Anatidae
Cygnus, genus Cygnus
a genus of Anatidae
Anhima, genus Anhima
type genus of the Anhimidae; horned screamers
Chauna, genus Chauna
crested screamers
Ciconia, genus Ciconia
type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks
Leptoptilus, genus Leptoptilus
adjutant birds and marabous
Anastomus, genus Anastomus
genus Jabiru
Ephippiorhynchus, genus Ephippiorhynchus
Xenorhyncus, genus Xenorhyncus
East Indian and Australian storks
Mycteria, genus Mycteria
a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis
Balaeniceps, genus Balaeniceps
type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebills
genus Ibis
Threskiornis, genus Threskiornis
type genus of the Threskiornithidae
Platalea, genus Platalea
type genus of the Plataleidae
Ajaia, genus Ajaia
a genus of Platalea
Ardea, genus Ardea
type genus of the Ardeidae: large New and Old World herons
Egretta, genus Egretta
small Old and New World herons
Casmerodius, genus Casmerodius
a white egrets
Bubulcus, genus Bubulcus
small white egrets
Nycticorax, genus Nycticorax
Old World night herons
Nyctanassa, genus Nyctanassa
American night herons
Cochlearius, genus Cochlearius
Botaurus, genus Botaurus
Ixobrychus, genus Ixobrychus
Grus, genus Grus
type genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes
Aramus, genus Aramus
genus of large brown long-billed wading birds found in warm swampy regions of the western hemisphere: courlan; limpkin
Cariama, genus Cariama
the type genus of the Cariamidae comprising only the crested cariama
genus Chunga
a genus of Cariamidae
Gallirallus, genus Gallirallus
rails of New Zealand
Crex, genus Crex
Porzana, genus Porzana
spotted crakes
Gallinula, genus Gallinula
Porphyrio, genus Porphyrio
Old World purple gallinules
Porphyrula, genus Porphyrula
American purple gallinules
genus Notornis
a genus of Rallidae
Fulica, genus Fulica
Otis, genus Otis
type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
Choriotis, genus Choriotis
Australian bustard
Turnix, genus Turnix
type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail
Pedionomus, genus Pedionomus
plain wanderer
Psophia, genus Psophia
type genus of the Psophiidae: trumpeters
Charadrius, genus Charadrius
type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers
Pluvialis, genus Pluvialis
golden plovers
Vanellus, genus Vanellus
Eurasian lapwings
Arenaria, genus Arenaria
Aphriza, genus Aphriza
a genus of Scolopacidae
Actitis, genus Actitis
a genus of Scolopacidae
Erolia, genus Erolia
a genus of Scolopacidae
Tringa, genus Tringa
a genus of Scolopacidae
Calidris, genus Calidris
a genus of Scolopacidae
Crocethia, genus Crocethia
a genus of Scolopacidae
Bartramia, genus Bartramia
a genus of Scolopacidae
Philomachus, genus Philomachus
Heteroscelus, genus Heteroscelus
Catoptrophorus, genus Catoptrophorus
Scolopax, genus Scolopax
type of the Scolopacidae: Old World woodcocks
Philohela, genus Philohela
American woodcocks
Capella, Gallinago, genus Capella, genus Gallinago
Limnocryptes, genus Limnocryptes
Limnodromus, genus Limnodromus
Numenius, genus Numenius
Limosa, genus Limosa
Himantopus, genus Himantopus
major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
Cladorhyncus, genus Cladorhyncus
one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
Recurvirostra, genus Recurvirostra
type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets
Haematopus, genus Haematopus
Phalaropus, genus Phalaropus
type genus of the Phalaropidae: phalaropes
Lobipes, genus Lobipes
a genus of Phalaropidae
Steganopus, genus Steganopus
a genus of Phalaropidae
Glareola, genus Glareola
type genus of the Glareolidae: the pratincoles
Cursorius, genus Cursorius
Pluvianus, genus Pluvianus
Burhinus, genus Burhinus
type genus of the Burhinidae: stone curlews
Larus, genus Larus
type genus of the Laridae
Pagophila, genus Pagophila
a genus of Laridae
Rissa, genus Rissa
a genus of Laridae
Sterna, genus Sterna
a genus of Sterninae
Rynchops, genus Rynchops
type genus of the Rynchopidae: skimmers
Stercorarius, genus Stercorarius
type genus of the Stercorariidae: jaegers
Catharacta, genus Catharacta
Alca, genus Alca
type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill
Plautus, genus Plautus
a genus of Alcidae
Pinguinus, genus Pinguinus
great auk
Cepphus, genus Cepphus
a genus of birds including: guillemots
Uria, genus Uria
Fratercula, genus Fratercula
Lunda, genus Lunda
Gavia, genus Gavia
type genus of the Gavidae: loons
Podiceps, genus Podiceps
type genus of the Podicipedidae: grebes
Podilymbus, genus Podilymbus
a genus of Podicipedidae
Pelecanus, genus Pelecanus
type genus of the Pelecanidae
Fregata, genus Fregata
type genus of the Fregatidae
Sula, genus Sula
type genus of the Sulidae
Phalacrocorax, genus Phalacrocorax
type genus: coextensive with the family Phalacrocoracidae
genus Anhinga
type genus of the Anhingidae
Phaethon, genus Phaethon
type genus of the Phaethontidae
Pygoscelis, genus Pygoscelis
a genus of Spheniscidae
Aptenodytes, genus Aptenodytes
large penguins
Spheniscus, genus Spheniscus
type genus of the Spheniscidae: jackass penguins
Eudyptes, genus Eudyptes
rock hoppers
genus Diomedea
type of the Diomedeidae
Procellaria, genus Procellaria
type genus of the Procellariidae
Macronectes, genus Macronectes
giant petrels
Fulmarus, genus Fulmarus
Puffinus, genus Puffinus
Hydrobates, genus Hydrobates
type genus of the Hydrobatidae
Oceanites, genus Oceanites
a genus of Hydrobatidae
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(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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