Ooi's Malaysiana Class of Birds 1997-2004 last updated 18/12/2004
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Class Aves

Taxonomy Fam.No. Spp.No.
Class Aves
Birds
154 (65)
9508 (638)
Order Apterygiformes (Kiwis)

1 (0)

3 (0)

Order Struthioniformes (Orstrich)

1 (1)

1 (1)

Order Rheiformes (Rheas)

1 (0)

2 (0)

Order Casuariiformes (Cassowaries & Emu)

2 (0)

4 (0)

Order Tinamiformes (Tinamous)

1 (0)

50 (0)

Order Podicipediformes (Grabes)

1 (1)

21 (1)

Order Gaviiformes (Loons)

1 (0)

5 (0)

Order Sphenisciformes (Penguins)

1 (0)

18 (0)

Order Procellariiformes (Albatrosses)

4 (1)

91 (2)

Order Pelecaniformes (Pelicans)

6 (6)

59 (9)

Order Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)

7 (3)

120 (24)

Order Anseriformes (Ducks & Geese)

2 (1)

148 (7)

Order Falconiformes (Eagles)

5 (3)

270 (32)

Order Galliformes (Game Birds)

7 (1)

261 (15)

Order Gruiformes (Cranes)

11 (2)

197 (14)

Order Charadriiformes (Waders & Gulls)

16 (7)

294 (54)

Order Columbiformes (Pigeons)

2 (1)

305 (19)

Order Psittaciformes (Parrots)

1 (1)

315 (6)

Order Cuculiformes (Cuckoos)

2 (1)

147 (27)

Order Strigiformes (Owls)

2 (2)

130 (14)

Order Caprimulgiformes (Frogmouths & Nightjars)

5 (2)

93 (7)

Order Apodiformes (Swifts & Hummingbirds)

3 (2)

187 (13)

Order Trogoniformes (Trogons)

1 (1)

35 (6)

Order Coliiformes (Colies)

1 (0)

6 (0)

Order Coraciiformes (Kingfishers & Hornbills)

8 (5)

190 (31)

Order Piciformes (Woodpackers, Barbets & Toucan)

6 (3)

400 (100)

Order Passeriformes (Passerines)

56 (22)

6156 (257)



(x) Malaysian

A GUIDE TO THE FAMILIES OF MALAYSIAN BIRDS
(IN RELATION TO BIRDS OF THE WORLD)

Order Apterygiformes (Kiwis)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Apterygidae Kiwis Burung Kiwi
1 (0)

Order Struthioniformes (Ostrich)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Struthionidae Ostrich Burung Unta
1 (1)

Order Rheiformes (Rheas)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Rheidae Rheas Burung Rhea
2 (0)

Order Casuariiformes (Cassowaris & Emu)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Casuariidae Cassowari Burung Cassowari
3 (0)
Family Dromaiidae Emu Burung Emu
3 (0)

Order Tinamiformes (Tinamous)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Tanamidae tanamous Burung Tanamous
50 (0)

Order Podicipediformes (Grabes)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Podicipedidae Grabes ?
1 (1)

Order Gaviiformes (Divers & Loons)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Gaviidae Divers and loons ?
5 ( )

Order Sphenisciformes (Grabes)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Spheniscidae Penquins ?
18 (0)

Order Procellariiformes (Albatrosses)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Diomedeidae Albatrosses ?
13 ( )
Family Procellariidae Sheerwaters & Fulmars ?
53 ( )
Family Hydrobatidae Storm Petrets ?
20 ( )
Family Pelecanoididae Diving Petrets ?
5 ( )

Order Pelecaniformes (Pelicans)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Phaethontidae Tropic Birds ?
3 ( )
Family Pelecanidae Pelicans Burung Undan
8 ( )
Family Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants & Shags Burung Kasa
30 ( )
Family Anhingidae Darters ?
4 ( )
Family Sulidae Gannets & Boobies Burung Kosa
9 ( )
Family Fregatidae Frigates ?
5 ( )

Order Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Aedeidae Herons Burung Pucung
64 ( )
Family Cochleariidae Boatbill Heron Burung Pucung
1 ( )
Family Balaenicipitidae Shoebill Stork Burung Bangau
1 ( )
Family Scopidae Hammerkop Burung Bangau
1 ( )
Family Ciconiidae Storks Burung Bangau
17 ( )
Family Threskiornithidae Ibises & Spoonbills Burung Bangau
32 ( )
Family Phoenicopteridae Flamingoes ?
4 ( )

Order Anseriformes (Ducks & Geese)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Anhimidae Screamers ?
3 ( )
Family Anatidae Ducks, Goose & Swans Itik dan Angsa
145 ( )

Order Falconiformes (Eagles)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Cathartidae Vultures & Condors ?
6 (0)
Family Satittagriidae Secretary Bird ?
1 (0)
Family Accipitridae Eagles, Hawks, Old world Vultures Lang, Helang
250 ( )
Family Pandionidae Osprey ?
1 ( )
Family Falconidae Falcons ?
58 ( )

Order Galliformes (Game Birds)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Megapodidae Megapodes ?
12 ( )
Family Cracidae Curassows ?
43 ( )
Family Tetraonidae Grouse ?
18 ( )
Family Phasianidae Fowl Ayam
165 ( )
Family Numididae Guinea Fowl Ayam Belanda
10 ( )
Family Meleagrididae Turkeys
2 ( )
Family Opisthocomidae Hoatzin
1 ( )

Order Gruiformes (Cranes)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Mesitornithidae Mesites ?
3 ( )
Family Turnicidae Button & Mustard Quails Penyu
14 ( )
Family Gruidae Cranes Penyu
14 ( )
Family Aramidae Limpkin ?
1 ( )
Family Psophidae Trumpeters ?
3 ( )
Family Rallidae Rails ?
132 ( )
Family Aramidae Limpkin ?
1 ( )
Family Heliornithidae Finfoots ?
3 ( )
Family Rhynochetidae Kagu ?
1 ( )
Family Cariamidae Seriamas ?
2 ( )
Family Eurypygidae Sun bitten Bayan
1 ( )
Family Otididae Bustards ?
22 ( )

Order Charadriiformes (Waders & Gulls)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Jacanidae Jacanas & Lily troters ?
7 ( )
Family Rostraulidae Painted Snips ?
2 ( )
Family Haematopodidae Oyster Catcher ?
6 ( )
Family Charadriidae Plovers ?
56 ( )
Family Scolopacidae Sandpipers ?
70 ( )
Family Recurvirostridae Avocets ?
7 ( )
Family Phalaropodidae Phalaropes ?
3 ( )
Family Dromadidae Crab Plover ?
1 ( )
Family Burhinidae Stone Curlews ?
9 ( )
Family Glareolidae Coursders ?
16 ( )
Family Thinocoridae Seedsnipes ?
4 ( )
Family Chionididae Sheathbills ?
2 ( )
Family Sterorariidae Skuas ?
4 ( )
Family Laridae Gulls & Terns ?
82 ( )
Family Rynchopidae Skimmers ?
3 ( )
Family Alcidae Auks ?
22 ( )

Order Columbiformes (Pigeons)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Pteroclidae Sandgrouse ?
16 ( )
Family Columbidae Pigeons Burung merpati
289 ( )

Order Psittaciformes (Parrots)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Psitacidae Parrots Burung Kakatua
315 ( )

Order Cuculiformes (Cuckoos)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Musophagidae Turacos ?
20 ( )
Family Cuculidae Cuckoos ?
127 ( )

Order Strigiformes (Owls)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Syrtgidae Typical Owls Burung Hantu
120 (14)
Family Tytonidae Barn Owls Burung Hantu
10 (2)

Order Caprimulgiformes (Frogmouths & Nightjars)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Steatornithidae Oilbird ?
1 ( )
Family Podargidae Frogmouths ?
12 ( )
Family Nyctibiidae Potoos ?
6 ( )
Family Aetothelidae Owletfrogmouths ?
6 ( )
Family Caprimulgidae Nightjars ?
70 ( )

Order Apodiformes (Swifts & Hummingbirds)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Apodidae Swifts ?
65 ( )
Family Hemiprocnidae Crested Swifts ?
3 ( )
Family Trochilidae Hummingbirds ?
319 ( )

Order Trogoniformes (Trogons)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Trogonidae Trogons ?
35 ( )

Order Coliiformes (Colies)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Coliidae Colies ?
6 ( )

Order Coraciiformes (Kingfishers & Hornbills)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Alcedinidae King Fishers Raja Udang
80 (13)
Family Todinidae Todies ?
5 (0)
Family Momotidae Motmots ?
8 (0)
Family Meropidae Bee-eaters Berek-berek
24 (4)
Family Coraciidae Rollers Tiong Gajah
11 (2)
Family Upupidae Hoopoe Hoopoe
1 (1)
Family Phoeniculidae Wood hoopoes ?
15 (0)
Family Bucerotidae Hornbills Enggang
45 (10)


Order Piciformes (Woodpackers, Barbets & Toucan)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Capitonidae Barbets ?
76 ( )
Family Indicatoridae Honeyguides ?
12 ( )
Family Bucconidae Puffbirds ?
30 ( )
Family Ramphastidae Toucans ?
37 ( )
Family Picidae Woodpackers ?
230 ( )

Order Passeriformes (Passerines)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Eurylaidae Broadbills ?
14 ( )
Family Dendrocolaptidae Woodcreepers ?
50 ( )
Family Furnariidae Ovenbirds ?
221 ( )
Family Formicariidae Antbirds ?
223 ( )
Family Conopophagidae Antpipits ?
11 ( )
Family Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos ?
30 ( )
Family Cotingidae Cotinges ?
90 ( )
Family Pipridae Manakins ?
59 ( )
Family Tyraniidae Tyrant Flycatchers ?
365 ( )
Family Phytotomidae Plantcutters ?
3 ( )
Family Oxyruncidae Sharpbill ?
1 ( )
Family Pittidae Pittas ?
23 ( )
Family Acanthisittidae New Zealand Wrens ?
3 ( )
Family Philepittidae Asitys ?
4 ( )
Family Menuridae Lyrebirds ?
2 ( )
Family Atrichorinthidae Scrub birds ?
2 ( )
Family Alaudidae Larks ?
70 ( )
Family Hirundinidae Swallows & Martins ?
74 ( )
Family Campephagidae Cuckoo Shriks ?
70 ( )
Family Dicruridae Drongos ?
20 ( )
Family Oriolidae Orioles ?
28 ( )
Family Corvidae Crows, Nagpies & Jays Gagak
102 ( )
Family Callaeidae Wattlebirds
3 ( )
Family Grallinidae Mudnest Builders ?
4 ( )
Family Cracticidae Song Shrikes ?
10 ( )
Family Ptilonorhynchiidae Bowerbirds & Catbirds ?
18 ( )
Family Paradisaeidae Paeadise Bird ?
42 ( )
Family Paridae Tits & Chickadees ?
59 ( )
Family Certhiidae Treecreepers ?
5 ( )
Family Climacteridae Australian Treecreepers ?
6 ( )
Family Sittidae Nuthatches ?
30 ( )
Family Pycnonotidae Bilbuls ?
120 ( )
Family Irenidae Leafbirds ?
14 ( )
Family Cinclidae Dippers ?
4 ( )
Family Troglodytidae Wrens ?
60 ( )
Family Mimidae Mockingbirds ?
34 ( )
Family Muscicapidae Flycatchers ?
1200 ( )
Family Prunellidae Accentors ?
12 ( )
Family Motacillidae Wagtails & Pipits ?
48 ( )
Family Bombycillidae Waxwings ?
9 ( )
Family Artamidae Woodswallows ?
10 ( )
Family Vangidae Vangashrikes ?
12 ( )
Family Laniidae Shrikes ?
74 ( )
Family Sturiidae Starlings ?
110 ( )
Family Meliphagidae Honeyeaters ?
167 ( )
Family Nectariniidae Sunbirds ?
106 ( )
Family Dicaeidae Flowerpackers ?
55 ( )
Family Zosteropidae Whiteeyes ?
85 ( )
Family Vireonidae Vireos ?
45 ( )
Family Drepanididae Hawaiian Honeycreepers ?
22 ( )
Family Parulidae Wood warblers ?
113 ( )
Family Icteridae American Orioles ?
87 ( )
Family Emberizidae Tanagers ?
525 ( )
Family Fringillidae Finches ?
138 ( )
Family Estrildidae Weaver finches ?
108 ( )
Family Ploceidae Weavers & Sparrows ?
132 ( )



Different sources may list different numbers of Orders, Families or Species.
The Families and Number of Malaysian Species listed here are based on common local varieties.
Occasional strays into Malaysia are not listed.

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