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Pelecanae
Dusky moorhen442
Dusky Moorhen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superdivision: Coronaves
Suborder: Pelecanae
Orders

Opisthocomiformes
Otidiformes
Cuculiformes
Gruiformes
Musophagiformes
Gaviiformes
Sphenisciformes
Procellariiformes
Ciconiiformes
Suliformes
Pelecaniformes
Ardeiformes


The Pelecanae is an unranked group containing many different species of birds including the herons, bustards, cuckoos, and turacos. It includes many aquatic and semi-aquatic birds [1].

Taxonomy

Together with the Charadriae and Passerae, they make up the Coronaves.

Orders and families

Opisthocomiformes

Otidiformes

Cuculiformes

Gruiformes

Musophagiformes

Gaviiformes

Sphenisciformes

Procellariiformes

Ciconiiformes

Suliformes

Pelecaniformes

Ardeiformes


References

  1. ^ John H. Boyd III (July 6, 2011). "PELECANAE I Musophagiformes, Gruiformes, Otidiiformes, Cuculiformes". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 12 August 2011.  line feed character in |title= at position 12 (help)
Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Bird Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every order, family and other taxonomic rank related to birds.

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