Kinds of Birds

Kinds of Birds
There are numerous kinds of birds that inhabit our urban and forested spaces. Learn more about some prominent bird species in this BirdEden post.
BirdEden Staff
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My favorite weather is the bird-chirping weather. - Loire Hartwould
For most bird lovers, the sight of birds flying in a clear skyline is simply a treat for the eyes. Watching birds twist, glide, turn, soar, dive, etc. in the sky is simply fascinating and causes us to want to fly like them in the sky.
There are over 10,000 bird species on this planet, and this number is still rising with the discovery of newer species. These species are generally categorized in to 25 to 30 kinds. More than 80% of these come amongst a few well-known types. Here is a compilation of these 12 common bird categories which include the ones that are commonly observed, as well as the more rarely encountered species. Although, you may find many other ways to categorize birds, but here we have typecast them according to their appearance and behavior.
List of Kinds of Birds

Birds Example
Long-legged Waders Herons, egrets, storks, spoonbills, flamingos, bitterns, limpkins, ibises, cranes
Duck Surface-feeding ducks, diving ducks, stiff-tailed ducks, mergansers, coots, whistling-ducks, geese, swans, pelicans, grebes, loons
Perching Sparrows, kingfishers, cuckoos, bulbuls, crows, flycatchers, parrots, mockingbirds, blackbirds, ravens, starlings, jays, magpies, shrikes, buntings
Fowl Chicken, turkey, rails, gallinules, jacanas
Hawk Kites, eagles, ospreys, harriers, caracaras, falcons, vultures
Owls True owls, barn owls
Upland Ground Woodcocks, quails, peacocks, partridges, pheasants, grouse, turkeys, roadrunners, chachalacas, nightjars
Tree-clinging Woodpeckers, nuthatches, creepers
Upright-perching Water Birds Auks, murres, puffins, cormorants, anhingas
Gull Fulmars, shearwaters, albatrosses, terns, skimmers, gannets, boobies, storm-petrels, frigatebirds, skuas, jaegers, tropicbirds
Pigeon Partridge, dove

Apart from the list given here, there are many more kinds of birds, but as said before, these 12 types categorize most of the birds on this planet, while the ones in the remaining categories are very rare and very insignificant in numbers.
Northern Mockingbird On Feeder
Sparrow Feeding A Fledgling Bird
Pigeons In Pigeon Holes
Tropical Bird
Common Guillemots / Murres in colony
Two Sandhill Cranes
Black-necked Crane
Male and female
Pigeons couple
Common scoter, Melanitta nigra
Stilt of Sri Lanka
Darter birds
Red Grouse, on Scottish moorland
Full open wings action of Heuglin's Gull
Steppe birds
Common Indian Nightjar
Black-Headed Gull
Gray Crowned Crane
Tree creeper on tree
Common mynah in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Painted Stork
White-rumped munia in Ella
Kissing pigeons
Black Skimmers
Indian peafowl in Bardia national park, Nepal
Black-headed gull flying
Black-Bellied Duck
Daurian Redstart bird
Beautiful Goosander
Japanese Tit Parus minor Cute Birds of Thailand
Gray bush chat Female
Glaucous-winged gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Small group of peahen
Goldcrest on a branch
Guinea fowl bird
Vulturine Guinea fowl
Pecking order
Group of Puffins
Great Cormorant
Black bellied whistling duck pair
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Pair of Rainbow Lorikeet
little Bird
Blue macaws sitting on log with black background
Kea (Nestor notabilis) bird
Hello Cocky
Closeup female Red-breasted Parakeet
Parrot bird
Budgie Bird
Rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) fighting
Active African Spoonbill
Bantam chicks
Stork bird
Long-Tailed Duck
Great Tit family being fed by mother
Greater Flamingo walking
Flamingo standing in water
Juvenile Flamingo on Black Background
Group of Puffins
Starling bird
Bright orange scarlet ibis, a bird at a zoo
Bird sits on a log
Bald Eagle Perching on a Limb
Sparrow Eating In Garden
Person Holding A Small Bird
Bald Eagle
American Bald Eagle
Peacock Walking At Street Of Havana
Flock Of The Domestic Geese
Silver Sparrow