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Charadriiformes - Shorebirds

laughing gull


 Kingdom: Animalia  
 Class: Aves
 Order: Charadriiformes

Laughing GullThere are over 350 species of birds in this order. They are found in all parts of the world. Most of the birds in this order live near or on the water and they range in size from small to large!

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  Alcidae (auks, murres)
  Burhinidae (thick-knees)
  Charadriidae (plovers)
  Chionidae (sheathbills)
  Dromadidae (crab plover)
  Glareolidae (pratincoles, coursers)
  Haematopodidae (oystercatchers)
  Ibidorhynchidae (ibisbill)
button  Jacanidae (jacanas)

  Laridae (gulls, terns)
  Pedionomidae (plains wanderer)
Button  Pluvianellidae (Magellanic plover)
  Recurvirostridae (avocet, stilts)
  Rostratulidae (painted snipe)
  Rynchopidae (skimmers)
  Scolopacidae (sandpipers)
 button  Stercorariidae (skuas)
  Thinocoridae (seedsnipes)
button  Turnicidae (buttonquails)