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Sibley-Monroe checklist 9

The Sibley-Munroe checklist was a landmark document in the study of birds. It drew on extensive DNA-DNA hybridisation studies to reassess the relationships between modern birds.

Podicipedidae

  • Rollandia rolland White-tufted Grebe
  • Rollandia microptera Short-winged Grebe
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae Australasian Grebe
  • Tachybaptus rufolavatus Alaotra Grebe
  • Tachybaptus pelzelnii Madagascar Grebe
  • Tachybaptus dominicus Least Grebe
  • Podilymbus podiceps Pied-billed Grebe
  • Podilymbus gigas Atitlan Grebe
  • Poliocephalus poliocephalus Hoary-headed Grebe
  • Poliocephalus rufopectus New Zealand Grebe
  • Podiceps major Great Grebe
  • Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe
  • Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe
  • Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe
  • Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe
  • Podiceps andinus Colombian Grebe
  • Podiceps occipitalis Silvery Grebe
  • Podiceps taczanowskii Puna Grebe
  • Podiceps gallardoi Hooded Grebe
  • Aechmophorus occidentalis* Western Grebe
  • Aechmophorus clarkii Clark's Grebe

Phaethontidae

  • Phaethon aethereus Red-billed Tropicbird
  • Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird
  • Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird

Sulidae]

  • Papasula abbotti Abbott's Booby
  • Morus bassanus Northern Gannet
  • Morus capensis Cape Gannet
  • Morus serrator Australian Gannet
  • Sula nebouxii Blue-footed Booby
  • Sula variegata Peruvian Booby
  • Sula dactylatra Masked Booby
  • Sula sula Red-footed Booby
  • Sula leucogaster Brown Booby

Anhingidae]

  • Anhinga anhinga Anhinga
  • Anhinga rufa African Darter
  • Anhinga melanogaster Oriental Darter
  • Anhinga novaehollandiae Australian Darter

Phalacrocoracidae

  • Phalacrocorax africanus Long-tailed Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax coronatus Crowned Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax pygmeus Pygmy Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax niger Little Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax melanoleucos Little Pied Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax perspicillatus Pallas's Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax penicillatus Brandt's Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax harrisi Flightless Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax neglectus Bank Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax fuscescens Black-faced Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax brasilianus* Neotropic Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax auritus Double-crested Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax fuscicollis* Indian Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax varius Pied Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax sulcirostris Little Black Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax capillatus Japanese Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Socotra Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax capensis Cape Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax bougainvillii* Guanay Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax verrucosus Kerguelen Shag
  • Phalacrocorax atriceps Imperial Shag
  • Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis* Antarctic Shag
  • Phalacrocorax georgianus South Georgia Shag
  • Phalacrocorax campbelli Campbell Island Shag
  • Phalacrocorax carunculatus Rough-faced Shag
  • Phalacrocorax chalconotus* Bronzed Shag
  • Phalacrocorax onslowi Chatham Islands Shag
  • Phalacrocorax colensoi Auckland Islands Shag
  • Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi Bounty Islands Shag
  • Phalacrocorax magellanicus Rock Shag
  • Phalacrocorax urile Red-faced Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax pelagicus Pelagic Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax aristotelis* European Shag
  • Phalacrocorax gaimardi Red-legged Cormorant
  • Phalacrocorax punctatus Spotted Shag
  • Phalacrocorax featherstoni Pitt Island Shag

Ardeidae

  • Syrigma sibilatrix Whistling Heron
  • Egretta rufescens Reddish Egret
  • Egretta vinaceigula Slaty Egret
  • Egretta ardesiaca Black Heron
  • Egretta tricolor Tricolored Heron
  • Egretta novaehollandiae White-faced Heron
  • Egretta caerulea Little Blue Heron
  • Egretta garzetta Little Egret
  • Egretta gularis Western Reef-Egret
  • Egretta dimorpha Dimorphic Egret
  • Egretta thula Snowy Egret
  • Egretta eulophotes Chinese Egret
  • Egretta sacra Pacific Reef-Egret
  • Pilherodius pileatus Capped Heron
  • Ardea cinerea Grey Heron
  • Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron
  • Ardea cocoi Cocoi Heron
  • Ardea pacifica Pacific Heron
  • Ardea melanocephala Black-headed Heron
  • Ardea humbloti Humblot's Heron
  • Ardea goliath Goliath Heron
  • Ardea insignis White-bellied Heron
  • Ardea sumatrana Great-billed Heron
  • Ardea purpurea Purple Heron
  • Ardea picata Pied Heron
  • Casmerodius albus Great Egret
  • Mesophoyx intermedia Intermediate Egret
  • Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
  • Ardeola ralloides Squacco Heron
  • Ardeola grayii Indian Pond-Heron
  • Ardeola bacchus Chinese Pond-Heron
  • Ardeola speciosa Javan Pond-Heron
  • Ardeola idae Madagascar Pond-Heron
  • Ardeola rufiventris Rufous-bellied Heron
  • Butorides striatus Striated Heron
  • Butorides virescens Green Heron
  • Butorides sundevalli Galapagos Heron
  • Agamia agami Agami Heron
  • Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Nycticorax caledonicus Rufous Night-Heron
  • Gorsachius leuconotus White-backed Night-Heron
  • Gorsachius magnificus White-eared Night-Heron
  • Gorsachius goisagi Japanese Night-Heron
  • Gorsachius melanolophus Malayan Night-Heron
  • Cochlearius cochlearia Boat-billed Heron
  • Tigrisoma mexicanum Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
  • Tigrisoma fasciatum Fasciated Tiger-Heron
  • Tigrisoma lineatum Rufescent Tiger-Heron
  • Zonerodius heliosylus Forest Bittern
  • Tigriornis leucolophus White-crested Bittern
  • Zebrilus undulatus Zigzag Heron
  • Ixobrychus involucris Stripe-backed Bittern
  • Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern
  • Ixobrychus sinensis Yellow Bittern
  • Ixobrychus novaezelandiae Black-backed Bittern
  • Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern
  • Ixobrychus eurhythmus Schrenck's Bittern
  • Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Bittern
  • Ixobrychus sturmii Dwarf Bittern
  • Dupetor flavicollis Black Bittern
  • Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern
  • Botaurus pinnatus Pinnated Bittern
  • Botaurus stellaris Great Bittern
  • Botaurus poiciloptilus Australasian Bittern

Scopidae

  • Scopus umbretta Hamerkop

Phoenicopteridae

  • Phoenicopterus ruber Greater Flamingo
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis Chilean Flamingo
  • Phoenicopterus minor Lesser Flamingo
  • Phoenicopterus andinus Andean Flamingo
  • Phoenicopterus jamesi Puna Flamingo

Threskiornithidae

  • Eudocimus albus White Ibis
  • Eudocimus ruber Scarlet Ibis
  • Phimosus infuscatus Whispering Ibis
  • Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis
  • Plegadis chihi White-faced Ibis
  • Plegadis ridgwayi Puna Ibis
  • Cercibis oxycerca Sharp-tailed Ibis
  • Theristicus caerulescens Plumbeous Ibis
  • Theristicus caudatus Buff-necked Ibis
  • Theristicus branickii Andean Ibis
  • Theristicus melanopis Black-faced Ibis
  • Mesembrinibis cayennensis* Green Ibis
  • Bostrychia hagedash Hadada Ibis
  • Bostrychia carunculata Wattled Ibis
  • Bostrychia olivacea Olive Ibis
  • Bostrychia rara Spot-breasted Ibis
  • Geronticus eremita Waldrapp
  • Geronticus calvus Bald Ibis
  • Lophotibis cristata White-winged Ibis
  • Threskiornis aethiopicus Sacred Ibis
  • Threskiornis melanocephalus Black-headed Ibis
  • Threskiornis molucca Australian Ibis
  • Threskiornis spinicollis Straw-necked Ibis
  • Pseudibis papillosa Red-naped Ibis
  • Pseudibis davisoni White-shouldered Ibis
  • Pseudibis gigantea Giant Ibis
  • Nipponia nippon Crested Ibis
  • Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill
  • Platalea regia Royal Spoonbill
  • Platalea alba African Spoonbill
  • Platalea minor Black-faced Spoonbill
  • Platalea flavipes Yellow-billed Spoonbill
  • Ajaia ajaja Roseate Spoonbill

Pelecanidae

  • Balaeniceps rex Shoebill
  • Pelecanus onocrotalus Great White Pelican
  • Pelecanus rufescens Pink-backed Pelican
  • Pelecanus crispus Dalmatian Pelican
  • Pelecanus philippensis Spot-billed Pelican
  • Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian Pelican
  • Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White Pelican
  • Pelecanus occidentalis Brown Pelican
  • Pelecanus thagus Peruvian Pelican

Ciconiidae

  • Coragyps atratus Black Vulture
  • Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture
  • Cathartes burrovianus Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  • Cathartes melambrotus Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
  • Gymnogyps californianus California Condor
  • Vultur gryphus Andean Condor
  • Sarcoramphus papa King Vulture
  • Mycteria americana Wood Stork
  • Mycteria cinerea Milky Stork
  • Mycteria ibis Yellow-billed Stork
  • Mycteria leucocephala Painted Stork
  • Anastomus oscitans Asian Openbill
  • Anastomus lamelligerus African Openbill
  • Ciconia nigra Black Stork
  • Ciconia abdimii Abdim's Stork
  • Ciconia episcopus Woolly-necked Stork
  • Ciconia stormi Storm's Stork
  • Ciconia maguari Maguari Stork
  • Ciconia ciconia White Stork
  • Ciconia boyciana Oriental Stork
  • Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Black-necked Stork
  • Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Saddle-billed Stork
  • Jabiru mycteria Jabiru
  • Leptoptilos javanicus Lesser Adjutant
  • Leptoptilos crumeniferus Marabou Stork
  • Leptoptilos dubius Greater Adjutant

Fregatidae

  • Fregata magnificens Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Fregata aquila Ascension Frigatebird
  • Fregata minor Great Frigatebird
  • Fregata ariel Lesser Frigatebird
  • Fregata andrewsi Christmas Island Frigatebird

Spheniscidae

  • Aptenodytes patagonicus King Penguin
  • Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin
  • Pygoscelis papua Gentoo Penguin
  • Pygoscelis adeliae Adelie Penguin
  • Pygoscelis antarctica Chinstrap Penguin
  • Eudyptes chrysocome Rockhopper Penguin
  • Eudyptes pachyrhynchus Fiordland Penguin
  • Eudyptes robustus Snares Penguin
  • Eudyptes sclateri Erect-crested Penguin
  • Eudyptes chrysolophus Macaroni Penguin
  • Eudyptes schlegeli Royal Penguin
  • Megadyptes antipodes Yellow-eyed Penguin
  • Eudyptula minor Little Penguin
  • Spheniscus demersus Jackass Penguin
  • Spheniscus humboldti Humboldt Penguin
  • Spheniscus magellanicus Magellanic Penguin
  • Spheniscus mendiculus Galapagos Penguin

Gaviidae

  • Gavia stellata Red-throated Loon
  • Gavia arctica Arctic Loon
  • Gavia pacifica Pacific Loon
  • Gavia immer Common Loon
  • Gavia adamsii Yellow-billed Loon

Procellariidae

  • Macronectes giganteus Antarctic Giant-Petrel
  • Macronectes halli Hall's Giant-Petrel
  • Fulmarus glacialis Northern Fulmar
  • Fulmarus glacialoides Southern Fulmar
  • Thalassoica antarctica Antarctic Petrel
  • Daption capense Cape Petrel
  • Pagodroma nivea Snow Petrel
  • Pterodroma brevirostris Kerguelen Petrel
  • Pterodroma aterrima Mascarene Petrel
  • Pterodroma becki Beck's Petrel
  • Pterodroma rostrata Tahiti Petrel
  • Pterodroma macgillivrayi Fiji Petrel
  • Pterodroma axillaris Chatham Islands Petrel
  • Pterodroma nigripennis Black-winged Petrel
  • Pterodroma cervicalis White-necked Petrel
  • Pterodroma inexpectata Mottled Petrel
  • Pterodroma hypoleuca Bonin Petrel
  • Pterodroma leucoptera Gould's Petrel
  • Pterodroma cookii Cook's Petrel
  • Pterodroma pycrofti Pycroft's Petrel
  • Pterodroma brevipes Collared Petrel
  • Pterodroma defilippiana Defilippe's Petrel
  • Pterodroma longirostris Stejneger's Petrel
  • Pterodroma alba Phoenix Petrel
  • Pterodroma arminjoniana Herald Petrel
  • Pterodroma sandwichensis Hawaiian Petrel
  • Pterodroma phaeopygia Galapagos Petrel
  • Pterodroma neglecta Kermadec Petrel
  • Pterodroma externa Juan Fernandez Petrel
  • Pterodroma baraui Barau's Petrel
  • Pterodroma ultima Murphy's Petrel
  • Pterodroma solandri Providence Petrel
  • Pterodroma macroptera Great-winged Petrel
  • Pterodroma magentae Magenta Petrel
  • Pterodroma lessonii White-headed Petrel
  • Pterodroma madeira Madeira Petrel
  • Pterodroma feae Cape Verde Petrel
  • Pterodroma mollis Soft-plumaged Petrel
  • Pterodroma incerta Atlantic Petrel
  • Pterodroma cahow Bermuda Petrel
  • Pterodroma hasitata Black-capped Petrel
  • Halobaena caerulea Blue Petrel
  • Pachyptila vittata Broad-billed Prion
  • Pachyptila salvini Medium-billed Prion
  • Pachyptila desolata Antarctic Prion
  • Pachyptila belcheri Slender-billed Prion
  • Pachyptila turtur Fairy Prion
  • Pachyptila crassirostris Fulmar Prion
  • Bulweria bulwerii Bulwer's Petrel
  • Bulweria fallax Jouanin's Petrel
  • Procellaria aequinoctialis White-chinned Petrel
  • Procellaria parkinsoni Black Petrel
  • Procellaria westlandica Westland Petrel
  • Procellaria cinerea Grey Petrel
  • Calonectris diomedea Cory's Shearwater
  • Calonectris leucomelas Streaked Shearwater
  • Puffinus pacificus Wedge-tailed Shearwater
  • Puffinus bulleri Buller's Shearwater
  • Puffinus carneipes Flesh-footed Shearwater
  • Puffinus creatopus Pink-footed Shearwater
  • Puffinus gravis Great Shearwater
  • Puffinus griseus Sooty Shearwater
  • Puffinus tenuirostris Short-tailed Shearwater
  • Puffinus nativitatis Christmas Island Shearwater
  • Puffinus puffinus Manx Shearwater
  • Puffinus yelkouan Mediterranean Shearwater
  • Puffinus auricularis Townsend's Shearwater
  • Puffinus opisthomelas Black-vented Shearwater
  • Puffinus gavia Fluttering Shearwater
  • Puffinus huttoni Hutton's Shearwater
  • Puffinus lherminieri Audubon's Shearwater
  • Puffinus assimilis Little Shearwater
  • Puffinus persicus Persian Shearwater
  • Puffinus bannermani Bannerman's Shearwater
  • Puffinus heinrothi Heinroth's Shearwater
  • Pelecanoides garnotii Peruvian Diving-Petrel
  • Pelecanoides magellani Magellanic Diving-Petrel
  • Pelecanoides georgicus South Georgia Diving-Petrel
  • Pelecanoides urinatrix Common Diving-Petrel
  • Diomedea exulans Wandering Albatross
  • Diomedea amsterdamensis Amsterdam Island Albatross
  • Diomedea epomophora Royal Albatross
  • Diomedea irrorata Waved Albatross
  • Diomedea albatrus Short-tailed Albatross
  • Diomedea nigripes Black-footed Albatross
  • Diomedea immutabilis Laysan Albatross
  • Diomedea melanophris Black-browed Albatross
  • Diomedea cauta Shy Albatross
  • Diomedea chrysostoma Grey-headed Albatross
  • Diomedea chlororhynchos Yellow-nosed Albatross
  • Diomedea bulleri Buller's Albatross
  • Phoebetria fusca Sooty Albatross
  • Phoebetria palpebrata Light-mantled Albatross
  • Oceanites oceanicus Wilson's Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanites gracilis White-vented Storm-Petrel
  • Garrodia nereis Grey-backed Storm-Petrel
  • Pelagodroma marina White-faced Storm-Petrel
  • Fregetta tropica Black-bellied Storm-Petrel
  • Fregetta grallaria White-bellied Storm-Petrel
  • Nesofregetta fuliginosa Polynesian Storm-Petrel
  • Hydrobates pelagicus European Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma microsoma Least Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma tethys Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma castro Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma leucorhoa Leach's Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma monorhis Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma macrodactyla Guadalupe Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma tristrami Tristram's Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma markhami Markham's Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma matsudairae Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma melania Black Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma homochroa Ashy Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma hornbyi Ringed Storm-Petrel
  • Oceanodroma furcata Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

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