Non-Passerines – new sequence of orders

In June 2019 the IOC published version 9.2 of its bird list. Here is a summary of the new sequence of Non-Passerine orders that first appeared in v 9.2. This sequence will be reflected in All the World’s Birds Companion Guides from 2020 editions onwards.

PART 1

ORDER STRUTHIONIFORMES (Ostriches)

ORDER RHEIFORMES (Rheas)

ORDER APTERYGIFORMES (Kiwis)

ORDER CASUARIIFORMES (Cassowaries, Emu)

ORDER TINAMIFORMES (Tinamous)

ORDER GALLIFORMES
(Megapodes; Chachalacas, Curassows, Guans; Guineafowl;
New World Quail; Pheasants & Allies)

ORDER ANSERIFORMES
(Screamers; Magpie Goose; Ducks, Geese, Swans)

ORDER CAPRIMULGIFORMES
(Frogmouths; Oilbird; Potoos; Nightjars)

ORDER APODIFORMES
(Owlet-nightjars; Treeswifts; Swifts; Hummingbirds)

PART 2

ORDER MUSOPHAGIFORMES (Turacos)

ORDER OTIDIFORMES (Bustards)

ORDER CUCULIFORMES (Cuckoos)

ORDER MESITORNITHIFORMES (Mesites)

ORDER PTEROCLIFORMES (Sandgrouse)

ORDER COLUMBIFORMES (Pigeons, Doves)

ORDER GRUIFORMES
(Flufftails; Finfoots; Rails, Crakes & Coots;
Trumpeters; Cranes; Limpkin)

ORDER PODICIPEDIFORMES (Grebes)

ORDER PHOENICOPTERIFORMES (Flamingos)

PART 3

ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES
(Buttonquail; Stone-curlews, Thick-knees; Sheathbills;
Magellanic Plover; Oystercatchers; Crab-plover; Ibisbill;
Stilts, Avocets; Plovers; Egyptian Plover; Painted-snipes;
Jacanas; Plains-wanderer; Seedsnipes; Sandpipers, Snipes;
Coursers, Pratincoles; Gulls, Terns, Skimmers; Skuas; Auks)

ORDER EURYPYGIFORMES (Kagu; Sunbittern)

ORDER PHAETHONTIFORMES (Tropicbirds)

ORDER GAVIIFORMES (Loons)

ORDER SPHENISCIFORMES (Penguins)

ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES
(Austral Storm Petrels; Albatrosses; Northern Storm Petrels;
Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels)

ORDER CICONIIFORMES (Storks)

ORDER SULIFORMES
(Frigatebirds; Gannets, Boobies; Cormorants, Shags; Anhingas, Darters)

ORDER PELECANIFORMES
(Ibises, Spoonbills; Herons, Bitterns; Hamerkop; Shoebill; Pelicans)

ORDER OPISTHOCOMIFORMES (Hoatzin)

PART 4

ORDER ACCIPITRIFORMES
(New World Vultures; Secretarybird; Ospreys; Kites, Hawks, Eagles)

ORDER STRIGIFORMES (Barn Owls; Owls)

ORDER COLIIFORMES (Mousebirds)

ORDER LEPTOSOMIFORMES (Cuckoo Roller)

ORDER TROGONIFORMES (Trogons)

ORDER BUCEROTIFORMES
(Hoopoes; Wood Hoopoes; Ground Hornbills; Hornbills)

ORDER CORACIIFORMES
(Rollers; Ground Rollers; Kingfishers; Todies; Motmots; Bee-eaters)

PART 5

ORDER PICIFORMES
(Jacamars; Puffbirds; New World Barbets; Toucan Barbets; Toucans;
Asian Barbets; African Barbets; Honeyguides; Woodpeckers)

ORDER CARIAMIFORMES (Seriemas)

ORDER FALCONIFORMES (Caracaras, Falcons)

ORDER PSITTACIFORMES
(New Zealand Parrots; Cockatoos;
African & New World Parrots; Old World Parrots)

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