Bird Family common and Scientific names - peterscholer.com

This information is compiled from:

Birdlife Australia Taxonomy

Reference: Working List of Australian Birds v2.1

Ostriches - Struthionidae

Emus and Cassowaries - Casuariidae

Magpie Goose - Anseranatidae

Ducks, Geese and Swans - Anatidae

Megapodes - Megapodiidae

Guineafowl - Numididae

New World Quail - Odontophoridae

Pheasants and Quail - Phasianidae

Flamingoes - Phoenicopteridae

Grebes - Podicipedidae

Pigeons and Doves - Columbidae

Cuckoos - Cuculidae

Bustards - Otididae

Frogmouths - Podargidae

Eared Nightjars - Eurostopodidae

Nightjars - Caprimulgidae

Owlet-nightjars - Aegothelidae

Swifts and Swiftlets - Apodidae

Crakes, Rails and Swamphens - Rallidae

Cranes - Gruidae

Stone-curlews - Burhinidae

Sheathbills - Chionididae

Oystercatchers - Haematopodidae

Stilts and Avocets - Recurvirostridae

Plovers, Dotterel and Lapwings - Charadriidae

Plains-wanderer - Pedionomidae

Painted Snipe - Rostratulidae

Jacanas - Jacanidae

Snipe, Sandpipers, Godwits, Curlew, Stints and Phalaropes - Scolopacidae

Button-quail - Turnicidae

Pratincoles - Glareolidae

Skuas and Jaegers - Stercorariidae

Gulls, Terns and Noddies - Laridae

Tropicbirds - Phaethontidae

Penguins - Spheniscidae

Southern Storm-Petrels - Oceanitidae

Albatrosses - Diomedeidae

Northern Storm-Petrels - Hydrobatidae

Petrels and Shearwaters - Procellariidae

Storks - Ciconiidae

Pelican - Pelicanidae

Herons, Egrets and Bitterns - Ardeidae

Ibis and Spoonbills - Threskiornithidae

Frigatebirds - Fregatidae

Gannets and Boobies - Sulidae

Cormorants and Shags - Phalacrocoracidae

Darter - Anhingidae

Osprey - Pandionidae

Eagles, Kites, Goshawks - Accipitridae

Masked Owls - Tytonidae

Hawk-Owls - Strigidae

Hoopoes - Upupidae

Bee-eaters - Meropidae

Dollarbird - Coraciidae

Rollers - Coraciidae

Kingfishers - Alcedinidae

Falcons - Falconidae

Kakas and Keas - Strigopidae

Cockatoos and Corellas - Cacatuidae

Parrots, Lorikeets and Rosellas - Psittaculidae

Pittas - Pittidae

Lyrebirds - Menuridae

Scrub-birds - Atrichornithidae

Bowerbirds and Catbirds - Ptilonorhynchidae

Treecreepers - Climacteridae

Fairy-wrens, Emu-wrens and Grasswrens - Maluridae

Bristlebirds - Dasyornithidae

Honeyeaters and Chats - Meliphagidae

Pardalotes - Pardalotidae

Thornbills and Gerygones - Acanthizidae

Logrunners - Orthonychidae

Australian Babblers - Pomatostomidae

Sittellas - Neosittidae

Cuckoo-shrikes and Trillers - Campephagidae

Whipbirds and Wedgebills - Cinclosomatidae

Shriketits - Falcunculidae

Australo-Papuan Bellbirds - Oreoicidae

Whipbirds and Wedgebills - Psophodidae

Orioles and Figbirds - Oriolidae

Boatbills - Machaerirhynchidae

Woodswallows, Currawongs, Butcherbirds and Magpie - Artamidae

Drongos - Dicruridae

Fantails - Rhipiduridae

Shrikes - Laniidae

Crows and Ravens - Corvidae

Monarch and Flycatchers - Monarchidae

Chough and Apostlebird - Corcoracidae

Birds of Paradise - Paradisaeidae

Australian Robins - Petroicidae

Flowerpeckers - Dicaeidae

Sunbirds - Nectariniidae

Weaver Finches - Estrildidae

Pipits and Wagtails - Motacillidae

Buntings - Emberizidae

Old World Finches - Fringillidae

Larks - Alaudidae

Cisticolas - Cisticolidae

Grassbirds - Locustellidae

Reed-Warblers - Acrocephalidae

Swallows and Martins - Hirundinidae

Bulbuls - Pycnonotidae

Leaf Warblers - Phylloscopidae

True Babblers - Zosteropidae

Starlings - Sturnidae

Old world flycatchers - Muscicapidae

Thrushes - Turdidae

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