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Birds of Oman - Family groups

We attempt here a rough classification of the birds of Oman into the 26 family groups introduced in the "Field Guide to Australian Birds" by Michael Morcombe.

Every bird species seen by us is listed in an index of bird names.

  Non-passarines Passarines  
1 Grouse, Snowcock, Chucar, Partridges, Francolins, Quail, Pheasant, Guineafowl Hoopoe, Wallcreeper, Treecreepers, Woodpeckers 15
2 Geese, Swans, Ducks, Grebes Wren, Scrub Warbler 16
3 Petrels, Shearwaters, Albatross, Storm-petrels Tits 17
4 Tropicbird, Boobies, Darter, Cormorants, Pelicans, Gannet, Frigatebirds Sunbirds 18
5 Egrets, Herons, Bitterns, Spoonbill, Ibis, Storks, Cranes Robin, Bush-robins, Wheatears, Redstarts, Whitethroat, Chats 19
6 Osprey, Kites, Eagles, Vultures, Bateleur, Buzzards, Harriers, Sparrowhawk, Goshawks, Shikra, Kestrels, Merlins, Hobby, Falcons Nuthatches, Accentors 20
7 Moorhen, Swamphen, Waterhen, Coot, Crakes, Rail, Bustards Flycatchers, Lesser Whitethroats, Warblers, Drongo 21
8 Button-quails, Turnstones, Snipes, Dowitchers, Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers, Ruff, Knots, Sanderling, Stints, Dunlin Shrikes, Orioles, Magpie, Jays 22
9 Pharalopes, Jacanas, Stone-curlews, Stilts, Avocet, Pratincoles, Oyster-catchers, Plovers, Dotterels, Lapwings Ravens, Crows, Choughs, Rook, Jackdaw 23
10 Skuas, Skimmers, Gulls, Terns, Noddies Skylark, Larks, Pipits, Wagtails, Finches, Silverbills, Sparrows 24
11 Sandgrouse, Doves, Pigeons Swallows, Martins 25
12 Parakeets Reed-warblers, Prinia, Cisticolas, Grassbirds, Songlarks, White-eyes, Thrushes, Bulbuls, Mynas, Starlings, Blackbird 26
13 Cuckoos, Coucal, Owls, Nightjars    
14 Swifts, Kingfishers, Bee-eater, Rollers Bird photos for sale  

Only chapters from which we have spotted at least one bird species are clickable links. No introduced species are listed.