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Apterygidae – Kiwis

Kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic...

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Cariamidae – Seriemas

The seriemas are the sole living members of the small bird family Cariamidae, which is also the only surviving lineage of the...

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Megapodiidae – Megapodes

The family known as Megapodiidae or megapodes are also known as incubator birds or mound-builders. They are are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds...

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Rhynochetidae – Kagu

This family consists of just the one species, which is: Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus Kagus aren’t just great birds in their own right,...

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Diomedeidae – Albatrosses

The Diomedeidae or Albatrosses are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels and diving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses)....

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Pedionomidae – Plains Wanderer

The family Pedionomidae consists of just one species… Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus The Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus is an Australian endemic species that has...

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Sulidae – Gannets & Boobies

The bird family Sulidae comprises the gannets and boobies. Collectively called sulids, they are medium-large coastal seabirds that plunge-dive for fish and...

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