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Ordres Familles
Anseriformes Anatidae (ducks)
Apodiformes Apodidae (swifts)
Bucerotiformes Bucerotidae (hornbills)
Ciconiiformes (Sibley) Accipitridae (vultures, buzzards, eagles, etc.)
 Anhingidae (darters)
 Ardeidae (herons, egrets, bitterns,...)
 Burhinidae (dikkops)
 Charadriidae (plovers)
 Ciconiidae (storks)
 Falconidae (falcons)
 Glareolidae (coursers, pratincoles)
 Jacanidae (jacanas)
 Laridae (gulls, terns)
 Pelecanidae (pelicans, shoebill stork)
 Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants)
 Phoenicopteridae (flamingoes)
 Rostratulidae (painted snipes)
 Sagittariidae (secretary birds)
 Scolopacidae (snipes, sandpipers, stints, etc.)
 Scopidae (hamerkops)
 Threskiornithidae (ibises, spoonbills)
Coliiformes Coliidae (mousebirds)
Columbiformes Columbidae (pigeons, doves)
Coraciiformes Alcedinidae (kingfishers)
 Coraciidae (rollers)
 Meropidae (bee-eaters)
Cuculiformes Centropidae (coucals)
 Cuculidae (cuckoos)
Galliformes Numididae (guineafowls)
 Phasianidae (francolins)
Gruiformes Gruidae (cranes)
 Heliornithidae (finfoots)
 Otididae (bustards)
 Rallidae (rails, flufftails, crakes)
Musophagiformes Musophagidae (touracos)
Passeriformes Alaudidae (larks)
 Certhiidae (creepers)
 Cisticolidae (warblers,) cfr Sylviidae
 Corvidae (crows)
 Dicruridae (drongos)
 Emberizidae (buntings)
 Estrildidae (weaver-finch) cfr Ploceidae
 Eurylaimidae (broadbills)
 Fringillidae (finches)
 Hirundinidae (swallows)
 Laniidae (shrikes)
 Malaconotidae (bush shrikes, tchagras) cfr Laniidae
 Monarchidae (flycatchers) cfr Muscicapidae
 Motacillidae (wagtails)
 Muscicapidae (flycatchers)
 Nectariniidae (sunbirds)
 Oriolidae (old world orioles)
 Paridae (tits)
 Passeridae (sparrows) cfr Ploceidae
 Pittidae (pittas)
 Platysteiridae (flycatchers) cfr Muscicapidae
 Ploceidae (sparrows, weavers)
 Prionopidae (helmet-shrikes)
 Pycnonotidae (bulbuls)
 Sturnidae (starlings)
 Sylviidae (warblers)
 Timaliidae (babblers)
 Turdidae (thrushes, robins)
 Viduidae (whydhas) cfr Ploceidae
 Zosteropidae (white-eyes)
Piciformes Capitonidae (barbets)
 Indicatoridae (honeyguides)
 Picidae (woodpeckers)
Podicipediformes Podicipedidae (grebes)
Psittaciformes Psittacidae (parrots)
Strigiformes Caprimulgidae (nightjars)
 Strigidae (owls)
 Tytonidae (barns)
Trogoniformes Trogonidae (trogons)
Turniciformes Turnicidae (buttonquails)
Upupiformes Phoeniculidae (wood-hoopoes)
 Upupidae (hoopoes)

Warning :

This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

We invite everyone who could help us to improve this working tool to contact us in order to correct us and share her/his knowledge with us.



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