List of birds of Singapore

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Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) perched on the balcony of a 12th floor condominium along Bedok South Avenue 1 on 8 May 2013

Singapore has 375 species of birds on the checklist. In addition to these are some ornamental birds, escapees and free-ranging birds from the Singapore Zoo or Jurong Bird Park, making a total of about 400 bird species.


List of birds[edit]

Order Galliformes (Fowls)[edit]

Family Phasianidae (Pheasants and relatives)

Order Anseriformes (Waterfowls)[edit]

Family Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans)

Order Podicipediformes (Grebes)[edit]

Family Podicepidae

Order Procellariiformes (Tubenoses)[edit]

Family Hydrobatidae (Storm-petrels)

Family Procellariidae (Shearwaters)

Order Pelecaniformes (Pelicans and relatives)[edit]

Family Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

Family Sulidae (Gannets and boobies)

Family Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)

Family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and shags)

Family Anhingidae (Darters)

Order Ciconiiformes (Herons and relatives)[edit]

Family Ciconiidae (Storks)

Family Ardeidae (Herons, egrets and bitterns)

Family Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)

Order Falconiformes (Birds of prey)[edit]

Family Pandionidae (Osprey)

Family Accipitridae (Eagles, hawks and relatives)

Family Falconidae (Falcons and relatives)

Order Turniciformes (Buttonquails)[edit]

Family Turnicidae (Buttonquails)

Order Gruiformes (Cranes and relatives)[edit]

Family Heliornithidae (Finfoots)

Family Gruidae (Cranes)

Family Rallidae (Rails and relatives)

Order Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)[edit]

Family Charadriidae (Plovers and lapwings)

Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and relatives)

Family Rostratulidae (Painted snipes)

Family Jacanidae (Jacanas)

Family Burhinidae (Thickknees)

Family Recurvirostridae (Stilts and avocets)

Family Glareolidae (Pratincoles and Coursers)

Family Stercorariidae (Skuas and jaegers)

Family Laridae (Gulls and terns)

Order Columbiformes (Pigeons)[edit]

Family Columbidae (Pigeons)

Order Psittaciformes (Parrots)[edit]

Family Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)

Family Psittacidae (Parrots)

Order Cuculiformes (Cuckoos and relatives)[edit]

Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

Order Strigiformes (Owls)[edit]

Family Tytonidae (Barn and Bay owls)

Family Strigidae (Typical owls)

Order Caprimulgiformes (Nightjars and relatives)[edit]

Family Podargidae (Frogmouths)

Family Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Order Apodiformes (Swifts)[edit]

Family Apodidae (True swifts)

Family Hemiprocnidae (Treeswifts)

Order Coraciiformes (Kingfishers and relatives)[edit]

Family Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Family Meropidae (Bee-eaters)

Family Phoeniculidae (Wood-hoopoes)

Family Coraciidae (Rollers)

Family Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Order Trogoniformes (Trogons)[edit]

Family Trogonidae (Trogons)

Order Piciformes (Woodpeckers and relatives)[edit]

Family Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Family Megalaimidae (Barbets)

Order Passeriformes (Perching birds)[edit]

Family Pittidae (Pittas)[edit]

Family Eurylaimidae (Broadbills)[edit]

Family Acanthizidae (Gerygones and relatives)[edit]

Family Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and relatives)[edit]

Family Dicruridae (Monarchs, paradise flycatchers, drongos and relatives)[edit]

Family Prionopidae (Helmetshrikes and relatives)[edit]

Family Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes, trillers, minivets and relatives)[edit]

Family Oriolidae (Old World orioles)[edit]

Family Corvidae (Crows and relatives)[edit]

Family Irenidae (Fairy bluebirds)[edit]

Family Chloropseidae (Leafbirds)[edit]

Family Laniidae (Shrikes)[edit]

Family Aegithinidae (Ioras)[edit]

Family Turdidae (Thrushes)[edit]

Family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers)[edit]

Family Sturnidae (Starlings, mynas, oxpeckers)[edit]

Family Hirundinidae (Swallows)[edit]

Family Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)[edit]

Family Sylviidae (Old World warblers)[edit]

Family Timaliidae (Old World babblers)[edit]

Family Zosteropidae (White-eyes)[edit]

Family Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)[edit]

Family Nectariniidae (Sunbirds and spiderhunters)[edit]

Family Motacillidae (Wagtails, pipits and relatives)[edit]

Family Ploceidae (Weavers and relatives)[edit]

Family Estrildidae (Estrildid finches)[edit]

Family Viduidae (Indigobirds and Whydahs)[edit]

Family Fringillidae (True Finches)[edit]

Family Emberizidae (Buntings and relatives)[edit]

Family Passeridae (Old World sparrows)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roselaar, C.S.; J.P. Michels. ". Systematic notes on Asian birds. 48. Nomenclatural chaos untangled, resulting in the naming of the formally undescribed Cacatua species from the Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae)". Zool. Verh. Leiden 350: 183–196. 

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