Sibley-Monroe checklist 1

The Sibley-Monroe checklist was a landmark document in the study of birds conducted by Charles Sibley and Burt Monroe. It drew on extensive DNA-DNA hybridisation studies to reassess the relationships between modern birds.

The Sibley-Monroe assignment of individual species to families, and of families to orders remains controversial however. Critics maintain that while it marks a great leap forward so far as the evidence from DNA-DNA hybridisation goes, it pays insufficient attention to other forms of evidence, both molecular and on a larger scale. There is no true consensus but the broad middle-ground position is that the Sibley-Monroe classification, overall, is "about 80% correct". The key question, of course, is "which 80%?" Research and debate continue.

There are 9994 species on the checklist, and this page continues in several parts, which are linked to below.

Struthioniformes

Struthionidae

* "Struthio camelus" Ostrich

Rheidae

* "Rhea americana" Greater Rhea
* "Rhea pennata" Lesser Rhea

Casuariidae

* "Casuarius casuarius" Southern Cassowary
* "Casuarius bennetti" Dwarf Cassowary
* "Casuarius unappendiculatus" Northern Cassowary
* "Dromaius novaehollandiae" Emu

Apterygidae

* "Apteryx australis" Brown Kiwi
* "Apteryx owenii" Little Spotted Kiwi
* "Apteryx haastii" Great Spotted Kiwi

Tinamiformes

Tinamidae

* "Tinamus tao" Grey Tinamou
* "Tinamus solitarius" Solitary Tinamou
* "Tinamus osgoodi" Black Tinamou
* "Tinamus major" Great Tinamou
* "Tinamus guttatus" White-throated Tinamou
* "Nothocercus bonapartei" Highland Tinamou
* "Nothocercus julius" Tawny-breasted Tinamou
* "Nothocercus nigrocapillus" Hooded Tinamou
* "Crypturellus berlepschi" Berlepsch's Tinamou
* "Crypturellus cinereus" Cinereous Tinamou
* "Crypturellus soui" Little Tinamou
* "Crypturellus ptaritepui" Tepui Tinamou
* "Crypturellus obsoletus" Brown Tinamou
* "Crypturellus cinnamomeus" Thicket Tinamou
* "Crypturellus undulatus" Undulated Tinamou
* "Crypturellus transfasciatus" Pale-browed Tinamou
* "Crypturellus strigulosus" Brazilian Tinamou
* "Crypturellus boucardi" Slaty-breasted Tinamou
* "Crypturellus kerriae" Choco Tinamou
* "Crypturellus erythropus" Red-legged Tinamou
* "Crypturellus duidae" Grey-legged Tinamou
* "Crypturellus noctivagus" Yellow-legged Tinamou
* "Crypturellus atrocapillus" Black-capped Tinamou
* "Crypturellus variegatus" Variegated Tinamou
* "Crypturellus brevirostris" Rusty Tinamou
* "Crypturellus bartletti" Bartlett's Tinamou
* "Crypturellus parvirostris" Small-billed Tinamou
* "Crypturellus casiquiare" Barred Tinamou
* "Crypturellus tataupa" Tataupa Tinamou
* "Rhynchotus rufescens" Red-winged Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta taczanowskii" Taczanowski's Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta kalinowskii" Kalinowski's Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta ornata" Ornate Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta pentlandii" Andean Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta cinerascens" Brushland Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta perdicaria" Chilean Tinamou
* "Nothoprocta curvirostris" Curve-billed Tinamou
* "Nothura darwinii" Darwin's Nothura
* "Nothura chacoensis" Chaco Nothura
* "Nothura maculosa" Spotted Nothura
* "Nothura minor" Lesser Nothura
* "Nothura boraquira" White-bellied Nothura
* "Taoniscus nanus" Dwarf Tinamou
* "Eudromia elegans" Elegant Crested Tinamou
* "Eudromia formosa" Quebracho Crested Tinamou
* "Tinamotis pentlandii" Puna Tinamou
* "Tinamotis ingoufi" Patagonian Tinamou

Craciformes

Cracidae

* "Ortalis vetula" Plain Chachalaca
* "Ortalis cinereiceps" Grey-headed Chachalaca
* "Ortalis garrula" Chestnut-winged Chachalaca
* "Ortalis ruficauda" Rufous-vented Chachalaca
* "Ortalis erythroptera" Rufous-headed Chachalaca
* "Ortalis wagleri" Rufous-bellied Chachalaca
* "Ortalis poliocephala" West Mexican Chachalaca
* "Ortalis canicollis" Chaco Chachalaca
* "Ortalis leucogastra" White-bellied Chachalaca
* "Ortalis guttata" Speckled Chachalaca
* "Ortalis motmot" Little Chachalaca
* "Ortalis superciliaris" Buff-browed Chachalaca
* "Penelope argyrotis" Band-tailed Guan
* "Penelope barbata" Bearded Guan
* "Penelope ortoni" Baudo Guan
* "Penelope montagnii" Andean Guan
* "Penelope marail" Marail Guan
* "Penelope superciliaris" Rusty-margined Guan
* "Penelope dabbenei" Red-faced Guan
* "Penelope purpurascens" Crested Guan
* "Penelope perspicax" Cauca Guan
* "Penelope albipennis" White-winged Guan
* "Penelope jacquacu" Spix's Guan
* "Penelope obscura" Dusky-legged Guan
* "Penelope pileata" White-crested Guan
* "Penelope ochrogaster" Chestnut-bellied Guan
* "Penelope jacucaca" White-browed Guan
* "Pipile pipile" Trinidad Piping Guan
* "Pipile cumanensis" Blue-throated Piping Guan
* "Pipile cujubi" Red-throated Piping Guan
* "Pipile jacutinga" Black-fronted Piping Guan
* "Aburria aburri" Wattled Guan
* "Chamaepetes unicolor" Black Guan
* "Chamaepetes goudotii" Sickle-winged Guan
* "Penelopina nigra" Highland Guan
* "Oreophasis derbianus" Horned Guan
* "Nothocrax urumutum" Nocturnal Curassow
* "Mitu tomentosa" Crestless Curassow
* "Mitu salvini" Salvin's Curassow
* "Mitu tuberosa" Razor-billed Curassow
* "Mitu mitu" Alagoas Curassow
* "Pauxi pauxi" Helmeted Curassow
* "Pauxi unicornis" Horned Curassow
* "Crax rubra" Great Curassow
* "Crax alberti" Blue-knobbed Curassow
* "Crax daubentoni" Yellow-knobbed Curassow
* "Crax alector" Black Curassow
* "Crax globulosa" Wattled Curassow
* "Crax fasciolata" Bare-faced Curassow
* "Crax blumenbachii" Red-billed Curassow

Megapodiidae

* "Alectura lathami" Australian Brush-turkey
* "Aepypodius arfakianus" Wattled Brush-turkey
* "Aepypodius bruijnii" Bruijn's Brush-turkey
* "Talegalla cuvieri" Red-billed Brush-turkey
* "Talegalla fuscirostris" Black-billed Brush-turkey
* "Talegalla jobiensis" Brown-collared Brush-turkey
* "Macrocephalon maleo" Maleo
* "Megapodius nicobariensis" Nicobar Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius cumingii" Tabon Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius bernsteinii" Sula Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius reinwardt" Orange-footed Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius freycinet" Dusky Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius affinis" New Guinea Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius eremita" Melanesian Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius layardi" Vanuatu Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius laperouse" Micronesian Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius pritchardii" Niaufoou Scrubfowl
* "Megapodius wallacei" Moluccan Scrubfowl
* "Leipoa ocellata" Malleefowl

Galliformes

Phasianidae

* "Lerwa lerwa" Snow Partridge
* "Ammoperdix griseogularis" See-see Partridge
* "Ammoperdix heyi" Sand Partridge
* "Tetraogallus caucasicus" Caucasian Snowcock
* "Tetraogallus caspius" Caspian Snowcock
* "Tetraogallus tibetanus" Tibetan Snowcock
* "Tetraogallus altaicus" Altai Snowcock
* "Tetraogallus himalayensis" Himalayan Snowcock
* "Tetraophasis obscurus" Chestnut-throated Partridge
* "Tetraophasis szechenyii" Buff-throated Partridge
* "Alectoris graeca" Rock Partridge
* "Alectoris chukar" Chukar
* "Alectoris philbyi" Philby's Partridge
* "Alectoris magna" Rusty-necklaced Partridge
* "Alectoris barbara" Barbary Partridge
* "Alectoris rufa" Red-legged Partridge
* "Alectoris melanocephala" Arabian Partridge
* "Francolinus francolinus" Black Francolin
* "Francolinus pictus" Painted Francolin
* "Francolinus pintadeanus" Chinese Francolin
* "Francolinus pondicerianus" Grey Francolin
* "Francolinus gularis" Swamp Francolin
* "Francolinus coqui" Coqui Francolin
* "Francolinus albogularis" White-throated Francolin
* "Francolinus schlegelii" Schlegel's Francolin
* "Francolinus lathami" Forest Francolin
* "Francolinus sephaena" Crested Francolin
* "Francolinus streptophorus" Ring-necked Francolin
* "Francolinus finschi" Finsch's Francolin
* "Francolinus africanus" Grey-winged Francolin
* "Francolinus levaillantii" Red-winged Francolin
* "Francolinus psilolaemus" Moorland Francolin
* "Francolinus shelleyi" Shelley's Francolin
* "Francolinus levaillantoides" Orange River Francolin
* "Francolinus nahani" Nahan's Francolin
* "Francolinus hartlaubi" Hartlaub's Francolin
* "Francolinus bicalcaratus" Double-spurred Francolin
* "Francolinus clappertoni" Clapperton's Francolin
* "Francolinus icterorhynchus" Heuglin's Francolin
* "Francolinus harwoodi" Harwood's Francolin
* "Francolinus adspersus" Red-billed Francolin
* "Francolinus capensis" Cape Francolin
* "Francolinus hildebrandti" Hildebrandt's Francolin
* "Francolinus natalensis" Natal Francolin
* "Francolinus ahantensis" Ahanta Francolin
* "Francolinus squamatus" Scaly Francolin
* "Francolinus griseostriatus" Grey-striped Francolin
* "Francolinus leucoscepus" Yellow-necked Spurfowl
* "Francolinus rufopictus" Grey-breasted Spurfowl
* "Francolinus afer" Red-necked Spurfowl
* "Francolinus swainsonii" Swainson's Spurfowl
* "Francolinus erckelii" Erckel's Francolin
* "Francolinus ochropectus" Ochre-breasted Francolin
* "Francolinus castaneicollis" Chestnut-naped Francolin
* "Francolinus nobilis" Handsome Francolin
* "Francolinus jacksoni" Jackson's Francolin
* "Francolinus camerunensis" Cameroon Francolin
* "Francolinus swierstrai" Swierstra's Francolin
* "Perdix perdix" Grey Partridge
* "Perdix dauurica" Daurian Partridge
* "Perdix hodgsoniae" Tibetan Partridge
* "Rhizothera longirostris" Long-billed Partridge
* "Margaroperdix madagarensis" Madagascar Partridge
* "Melanoperdix nigra" Black Partridge
* "Coturnix coturnix" Common Quail
* "Coturnix japonica" Japanese Quail
* "Coturnix pectoralis" Stubble Quail
* "Coturnix novaezelandiae" New Zealand Quail
* "Coturnix coromandelica" Rain Quail
* "Coturnix delegorguei" Harlequin Quail
* "Coturnix ypsilophora" Brown Quail
* "Coturnix adansonii" Blue Quail
* "Coturnix chinensis" Blue-breasted Quail
* "Anurophasis monorthonyx" Snow Mountain Quail
* "Perdicula asiatica" Jungle Bush Quail
* "Perdicula argoondah" Rock Bush Quail
* "Perdicula erythrorhyncha" Painted Bush Quail
* "Perdicula manipurensis" Manipur Bush Quail
* "Arborophila torqueola" Hill Partridge
* "Arborophila rufogularis" Rufous-throated Partridge
* "Arborophila atrogularis" White-cheeked Partridge
* "Arborophila crudigularis" Taiwan Partridge
* "Arborophila mandellii" Chestnut-breasted Partridge
* "Arborophila brunneopectus" Bar-backed Partridge
* "Arborophila rufipectus" Sichuan Partridge
* "Arborophila orientalis" Grey-breasted Partridge
* "Arborophila javanica" Chestnut-bellied Partridge
* "Arborophila hyperythra" Red-breasted Partridge
* "Arborophila gingica" White-necklaced Partridge
* "Arborophila davidi" Orange-necked Partridge
* "Arborophila cambodiana" Chestnut-headed Partridge
* "Arborophila rubrirostris" Red-billed Partridge
* "Arborophila ardens" Hainan Partridge
* "Arborophila chloropus" Scaly-breasted Partridge
* "Arborophila merlini" Annam Partridge
* "Arborophila charltonii" Chestnut-necklaced Partridge
* "Caloperdix oculea" Ferruginous Partridge
* "Haematortyx sanguiniceps" Crimson-headed Partridge
* "Rollulus rouloul" Crested Partridge
* "Ptilopachus petrosus" Stone Partridge
* "Bambusicola fytchii" Mountain Bamboo Partridge
* "Bambusicola thoracica" Chinese Bamboo Partridge
* "Galloperdix spadicea" Red Spurfowl
* "Galloperdix lunulata" Painted Spurfowl
* "Galloperdix bicalcarata" Ceylon Spurfowl
* "Ophrysia superciliosa" Himalayan Quail
* "Ithaginis cruentus" Blood Pheasant
* "Tragopan melanocephalus" Western Tragopan
* "Tragopan satyra" Satyr Tragopan
* "Tragopan blythii" Blyth's Tragopan
* "Tragopan temminckii" Temminck's Tragopan
* "Tragopan caboti" Cabot's Tragopan
* "Pucrasia macrolopha" Koklass Pheasant
* "Lophophorus impejanus" Himalayan Monal
* "Lophophorus sclateri" Sclater's Monal
* "Lophophorus lhuysii" Chinese Monal
* "Gallus gallus" Red Junglefowl
* "Gallus sonneratii" Grey Junglefowl
* "Gallus lafayetii" Ceylon Junglefowl
* "Gallus varius" Green Junglefowl
* "Lophura leucomelanos" Kalij Pheasant
* "Lophura nycthemera" Silver Pheasant
* "Lophura imperialis" Imperial Pheasant
* "Lophura edwardsi" Edwards's Pheasant
* "Lophura hatinhensis" Vietnam Fireback Pheasant
* "Lophura swinhoii" Swinhoe's Pheasant
* "Lophura hoogerwerfi" Sumatran Pheasant
* "Lophura inornata" Salvadori's Pheasant
* "Lophura erythrophthalma" Crestless Fireback Pheasant
* "Lophura ignita" Crested Fireback Pheasant
* "Lophura diardi" Siamese Fireback Pheasant
* "Lophura bulweri" Bulwer's Pheasant
* "Crossoptilon harmani" Tibetan Eared Pheasant
* "Crossoptilon crossoptilon" White Eared Pheasant
* "Crossoptilon mantchuricum" Brown Eared Pheasant
* "Crossoptilon auritum" Blue Eared Pheasant
* "Catreus wallichii" Cheer Pheasant
* "Syrmaticus ellioti" Elliot's Pheasant
* "Syrmaticus humiae" Hume's Pheasant
* "Syrmaticus mikado" Mikado Pheasant
* "Syrmaticus soemmerringii" Copper Pheasant
* "Syrmaticus reevesii" Reeves's Pheasant
* "Phasianus colchicus" Common Pheasant
* "Chrysolophus pictus" Golden Pheasant
* "Chrysolophus amherstiae" Lady Amherst's Pheasant
* "Polyplectron chalcurum" Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant
* "Polyplectron inopinatum" Mountain Peacock Pheasant
* "Polyplectron germaini" Germain's Peacock Pheasant
* "Polyplectron bicalcaratum" Grey Peacock Pheasant
* "Polyplectron malacense" Malayan Peacock Pheasant
* "Polyplectron schleiermacheri" Bornean Peacock Pheasant
* "Polyplectron emphanum" Palawan Peacock Pheasant
* "Rheinardia ocellata" Crested Argus
* "Argusianus argus" Great Argus
* "Afropavo congensis" Congo Peafowl
* "Pavo cristatus" Indian Peafowl
* "Pavo muticus" Green Peafowl
* "Dendragapus falcipennis" Siberian Grouse
* "Dendragapus canadensis" Spruce Grouse
* "Dendragapus obscurus" Dusky Grouse
* "Lagopus lagopus" Willow Ptarmigan
* "Lagopus mutus" Rock Ptarmigan
* "Lagopus leucurus" White-tailed Ptarmigan
* "Tetrao tetrix" Black Grouse
* "Tetrao mlokosiewiczi" Caucasian Grouse
* "Tetrao urogallus" Western Capercaillie
* "Tetrao parvirostris" Black-billed Capercaillie
* "Bonasa bonasia" Hazel Grouse
* "Bonasa sewerzowi" Chinese Grouse
* "Bonasa umbellus" Ruffed Grouse
* "Centrocercus urophasianus" Sage Grouse
* "Tympanuchus phasianellus" Sharp-tailed Grouse
* "Tympanuchus cupido" Greater Prairie Chicken
* "Tympanuchus pallidicinctus" Lesser Prairie Chicken
* "Meleagris gallopavo" Wild Turkey
* "Agriocharis ocellata" Ocellated Turkey

Numididae

* "Agelastes meleagrides" White-breasted Guineafowl
* "Agelastes niger" Black Guineafowl
* "Numida meleagris" Helmeted Guineafowl
* "Guttera plumifera" Plumed Guineafowl
* "Guttera pucherani" Crested Guineafowl
* "Acryllium vulturinum" Vulturine Guineafowl

Odontophoridae

* "Dendrortyx barbatus" Bearded Wood Partridge
* "Dendrortyx macroura" Long-tailed Wood Partridge
* "Dendrortyx leucophrys" Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge
* "Oreortyx pictus" Mountain Quail
* "Callipepla squamata" Scaled Quail
* "Callipepla douglasii" Elegant Quail
* "Callipepla californica" California Quail
* "Callipepla gambelii" Gambel's Quail
* "Philortyx fasciatus" Banded Quail
* "Colinus virginianus" Northern Bobwhite
* "Colinus nigrogularis" Black-throated Bobwhite
* "Colinus cristatus" Crested Bobwhite
* "Odontophorus gujanensis" Marbled Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus capueira" Spot-winged Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus melanotis" Black-eared Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus erythrops" Rufous-fronted Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus atrifrons" Black-fronted Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus hyperythrus" Chestnut Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus melanonotus" Dark-backed Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus speciosus" Rufous-breasted Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus dialeucos" Tacarcuna Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus strophium" Gorgeted Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus columbianus" Venezuelan Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus leucolaemus" Black-breasted Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus balliviani" Stripe-faced Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus stellatus" Starred Wood Quail
* "Odontophorus guttatus" Spotted Wood Quail
* "Dactylortyx thoracicus" Singing Quail
* "Cyrtonyx montezumae" Montezuma Quail
* "Cyrtonyx ocellatus" Ocellated Quail
* "Rhynchortyx cinctus" Tawny-faced Quail

Continued at: Sibley-Monroe checklist 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


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