Charadriiformes

Taxonomy of the Charadriiformes re-aligned with the guidelines of the Taxonomy in Flux Checklist 3.08 on jboyd.net – 30 July 2018.

  1. Suborder Chionidi
    1. Family Pluvianellidae – Magellanic Plover
    2. Family Chionidae – Sheathbills
    3. Family Burhinidae – Thick-knees
  2. Suborder Charadrii
    1. Family Pluvianidae – Egyptian Plover
    2. Family Pluvialidae – Golden-Plovers
    3. Family Ibidorhynchidae – Ibisbill
    4. Family Recurvirostridae – Stilts and Avocets
    5. Family Haematopodidae – Oystercatchers
    6. Charadriidae – Plovers and Dotterels
      1. Subfamily Charadriinae
      2. Subfamily Vanellinae: Lapwings
      3. Subfamily Anarhynchinae
  3. Suborder Limicoli
    1. Family Pedionomidae – Plains-wanderer
    2. Family Thinocoridae – Seedsnipes
    3. Family Rostratulidae – Painted-snipes
    4. Family Jacanidae – Jacanas
    5. Family Scolopacidae – Sandpipers and Snipes
      1. Subfamily Numeniinae: Curlews
      2. Subfamily Limosinae: Godwits
      3. Subfamily Arenariinae: Turnstone and Stints
      4. Subfamily Tringinae: Phalaropes and Shanks
      5. Subfamily Scolopacinae: Dowitchers, Snipe, and Woodcock
  4. Suborder Turnici
    1. Family Turnicidae – Buttonquail
  5. Suborder Lari
    1. Family Dromadidae – Crab Plover
    2. Family Glareolidae – Coursers, Pratincoles
    3. Family Stercorariidae – Skuas, Jaegers
    4. Family Alcidae – Auks
    5. Family Laridae – Gulls, Terns, Skimmers
      1. Subfamily Gyginae: White Terns
      2. Subfamily Rynchopinae: Skimmers
      3. Subfamily Anoinae: Noddies
      4. Subfamily Sterninae: Terns
      5. Subfamily Larinae: Gulls

Suborder Chionidi

Family Pluvianellidae – Magellanic Plover

Family Chionidae – Sheathbills

Family Burhinidae – Thick-knees

Suborder Charadrii

Family Pluvianidae – Egyptian Plover

Family Pluvialidae – Golden-Plovers

Family Ibidorhynchidae – Ibisbill

Family Recurvirostridae – Stilts and Avocets




Pied Avocet #1
Recurvirostra avosetta
Pied Avocet #2
Recurvirostra avosetta
Pied Avocet #3
Recurvirostra avosetta



Black-winged Stilt #1
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt #2
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt #3
Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt #4
Himantopus himantopus

Family Haematopodidae – Oystercatchers




Eurasian Oystercatcher #1
Haematopus ostralegus
Eurasian Oystercatcher #2
Haematopus ostralegus
Eurasian Oystercatcher #3
Haematopus ostralegus


Eurasian Oystercatcher #4
Haematopus ostralegus
American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus galapagensis

Family Charadriidae – Plovers and Dotterels

Subfamily Charadriinae



Ringed Plover #1
Charadrius hiaticula
Ringed Plover #2
Charadrius hiaticula


Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Wilson’s Plover
Charadrius wilsonia

Subfamily Vanellinae: Lapwings



Lapwing #1
Vanellus vanellus
Lapwing #2
Vanellus vanellus


Southern Lapwing
Vanellus chilensis
Blacksmith Plover
Vanellus armatus

Subfamily Anarhynchinae

Suborder Limicoli

Family Pedionomidae – Plains-wanderer

Family Thinocoridae – Seedsnipes

Family Rostratulidae – Painted-snipes

Family Jacanidae – Jacanas


African Jacana
Actophilornis africanus

Family Scolopacidae – Sandpipers and Snipes

Subfamily Numeniinae: Curlews




Curlew #1
Numenius arquata
Curlew #2
Numenius arquata
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus

Subfamily Limosinae: Godwits



Black-tailed Godwit #1
Limosa limosa
Black-tailed Godwit #2
Limosa limosa

Subfamily Arenariinae: Turnstone and Stints




Turnstone #1
Arenaria interpres
Turnstone #2
Arenaria interpres
Turnstone #3
Arenaria interpres


Ruff
Philomachus pugnax
Sanderling
Calidris alba


Dunlin #1
Calidris alpina
Dunlin #2
Calidris alpina

Subfamily Tringinae: Phalaropes and Shanks



Common Sandpiper #1
Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper #2
Actitis hypoleucos



Redshank #1
Tringa totanus
Redshank #2
Tringa totanus
Redshank #3 (Right)
Tringa totanus


Greenshank #1
Tringa nebularia
Greenshank #2 (Left)
Tringa nebularia

Subfamily Scolopacinae: Dowitchers, Snipe, and Woodcock




Snipe #1
Gallinago gallinago
Snipe #2
Gallinago gallinago
Snipe #3
Gallinago gallinago

Suborder Turnici

Family Turnicidae – Buttonquail

Suborder Lari

Family Dromadidae – Crab Plover

Family Glareolidae – Coursers, Pratincoles

Family Stercorariidae – Skuas, Jaegers



Great Skua #1
Stercorarius skua
Great Skua #2
Stercorarius skua

Arctic Skua
Stercorarius parasiticus

Family Alcidae – Auks




Puffin #1
Fratercula arctica
Puffin #2
Fratercula arctica
Puffin #3
Fratercula arctica

Puffin #4
Fratercula arctica



Guillemot #1
Uria aalge
Guillemot #2
Uria aalge
Guillemot #3
Uria aalge

Black Guillemot
Cepphus grylle


Razorbill #1
Alca torda
Razorbill #2
Alca torda

Family Laridae – Gulls, Terns, Skimmers

Subfamily Gyginae: White Terns

Subfamily Rynchopinae: Skimmers


African Skimmer
Rynchops flavirostris

Subfamily Anoinae: Noddies

Subfamily Sterninae: Terns




Arctic Tern #1
Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Tern #2
Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Tern #3
Sterna paradisaea


Common Tern #1
Sterna hirundo
Common Tern #2
Sterna hirundo


Sandwich Tern #1
Thalasseus sandvicensis
Sandwich Tern #2
Thalasseus sandvicensis


Little Tern #1
Sternula albifrons
Little Tern #2
Sternula albifrons

Subfamily Larinae: Gulls




Herring Gull #1
Larus argentatus
Herring Gull #2
Larus argentatus
Herring Gull #3
Larus argentatus


Great Black-backed Gull #1
Larus marinus
Great Black-backed Gull #2
Larus marinus


Lesser Black-backed Gull #1
Larus fuscus
Lesser Black-backed Gull #2
Larus fuscus


Yellow-legged Gull #1
Larus michahellis
Yellow-legged Gull #2
Larus michahellis



Common Gull #1
Larus canus
Common Gull #2
Larus canus
Swallow-tailed Gull
Larus furcatus



Black-headed Gull #1
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull #2
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull #3
Chroicocephalus ridibundus


Brown-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Slender-billed Gull
Chroicocephalus genei


Kittiwake #1
Rissa tridactyla
Kittiwake #2
Rissa tridactyla

 

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