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Ornithology is the study of birds. This includes birds' behavior (solitary as well as in groups), habitat, anatomical structure, courtship habits, and migration. Birds are in class Aves. Birds typically lay eggs and build nests. Here is a complete list of types of birds, plus order names.

Struthioniformes — ostriches, emus, kiwis, and allies

Tinamiformes — tinamous

Anseriformes — waterfowl

Galliformes — fowl (chickens, turkeys, pheasants)

Charadriiformes — gulls, button-quails, plovers and allies

Gaviiformes — loons

Podicipediformes — grebes

Procellariiformes — albatrosses, petrels, and allies

Sphenisciformes — penguins

Pelecaniformes — pelicans and allies

Phaethontiformes — tropicbirds

Ciconiiformes — storks and allies

Cathartiformes — New World vultures

Phoenicopteriformes — flamingos

Falconiformes — falcons, eagles, hawks, accipiters

Gruiformes — cranes, herons, jacanas

Pteroclidiformes — sandgrouse

Columbiformes — doves and pigeons

Psittaciformes — parrots, parakeets, budgerigars

Cuculiformes — cuckoos and turacos

Opisthocomiformes — hoatzin

Strigiformes — owls

Caprimulgiformes — nightjars and allies

Apodiformes — swifts and hummingbirds

Coraciiformes — kingfishers and allies

Piciformes — woodpeckers, flickers, sapsuckers

Trogoniformes — trogons

Coliiformes — mousebirds

Passeriformes — songbirds (such as finches, wrens, cardinals, waxwings, jays, crows, swallows, kinglets, robins, warblers, thrushes, nuthatches, tanagers, titmice) This article is a stub. Help us out by expanding it.