Bird Families in Sri Lanka

Bird Families 

In contrast, scientific studies found that there are 10,721 bird species in the world. With so many species, it could be difficult to keep track of their interdependence and grasp how diversity is spread over the earth.

This is where the bird families come from. The bird families are groups of species that generally are more closely related to one another than to any other. The bird families, unlike species, are not genuine biological entities but rather human constructions used to assist scientists in grasping variety.

While the definition of a family is rather ambiguous and imprecise, all families, and all taxonomic ranks for that matter, adhere to one basic rule: monophyly. That is, members of one family are more closely connected to one another than members of another; they share a common ancestor. As a result, studying a family’s common features can help us comprehend avian biodiversity, both within and between families.

In Sri Lanka, you can find more than 35 bird families. Some of them are categorized as follows.

Accipitridae - bird families
Accipitridae
Alaudidae
Alaudidae
Alcedinidae
Alcedinidae
Anatidae
Anatidae
Campephagidae
Campephagidae
Chloropseidae
Chloropseidae
Columbidae
Columbidae
Corvidae
Corvidae
Cuculidae
Cuculidae
Dicaeidae
Dicaeidae
Dicruridae
Dicruridae
Hemiprocnidae
Hemiprocnidae
Hirundinidae
Hirundinidae
Laniidae
Laniidae
Laridae
Laridae
Locustellidae
Locustellidae
Megalaimidae
Megalaimidae
Meropidae
Meropidae
Motacillidae
Motacillidae
Muscicapidae
Muscicapidae
Nectariniidae
Nectariniidae
Passeridae
Passeridae
Pelecanidae
Pelecanidae
Phasianidae
Phasianidae
Picidae
Picidae
Podicipedidae
Podicipedidae
Psittaculidae
Psittaculidae
Pycnonotidae
Pycnonotidae
Rallidae
Rallidae
Recurvirostridae
Recurvirostridae
Sittidae
Sittidae
Sturnidae
Sturnidae
Timaliidae
Timaliidae
Tytonidae
Tytonidae
Zosteropidae
Zosteropidae

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