African grey parrot
Northern saw-whet owl
Asian Glossy Starling
Northern Royal Albatross
Birds beginning with A
- The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small to medium-sized birds.
- The Limpkin is placed in its own monotypic family, Aramidae, which is in turn placed with the crane and rail order Gruiformes.
- Bustards, including floricans and korhaans, are large terrestrial birds mainly associated with dry open country and steppes in the Old World.
- Most species of cranes are at least threatened, if not critically endangered, within their range.
- The seriemas are the sole extant members of the small and ancient family Cariamidae, which is also the sole surviving family of the Cariamae.
- The sunbittern is usually placed in the Gruiformes, but this was always considered preliminary.
- The Heliornithidae are a small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet like those of grebes and coots.
- The mesites are a family of birds of uncertain affinities.
- Buttonquail or hemipodes are members of a small family of birds, Turnicidae, which resemble, but are unrelated to, the quails of Phasianidae.
- Trumpeters fly weakly but run fast; they can easily outrun dogs.
- The Kagu's affinities are not too well resolved.
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Pictures and facts of the order Gruiformes