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 is reflected in All the World’s Birds Companion Guides from 2020 editions onwards. The sequence of families within some orders changed slightly in version 10.2 (published July 2020) and is captured in the listing below.

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
(Finfoots; Flufftails; 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; Ibisbill; Stilts, Avocets;
Plovers; Egyptian Plover; Painted-snipes; Jacanas;
Plains-wanderer; Seedsnipes; Sandpipers, Snipes; Crab-plover;
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; Anhingas, Darters; Cormorants, Shags)

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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