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List of Australasian birds

The birds of Australasia include the following orders and families:

The final decades of the 20th century saw a massive increase in the information available to taxonomists, particularly through the DND-DNA hybridisation studies of Charles Sibley and colleagues. As a result, much revision of the traditional classifications has taken place. The family listing above follows the current official list from the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds.

Several well-known families have been reclassified in recent years, among them:

See also: