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The EnsEMBL-birds site was created and is maintaned at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, and it's primary focus is on bird genomics - scroll down for links to the main Ensembl site covering vertebrates and the Ensembl sister sites covering invertebrates, plants, bacteria, etc.

Species tree

Created by Jon FjeldsÃ¥, Natural History Museum of Denmark. Static image in PDF · Newick (topology only): all bird species · Newick (with branch lengths): birds

Ensembl Species

Common nameScientific nameTaxon IDAssemblyAccessionVariation databaseRegulation databasePre assembly
Adelie penguinAdelie penguinPygoscelis adeliae9238----
African ostrichAfrican ostrichStruthio camelus8801----
American crowAmerican crowCorvus brachyrhynchos85066----
American flamingoAmerican flamingoPhoenicopterus ruber9217----
Annas hummingbirdAnnas hummingbirdCalypte anna9244----
Bald eagleBald eagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus52644----
Bar-tailed trogonBar-tailed trogonApaloderma vittatum57397----
Barn owlBarn owlTyto alba56313----
Brown roateloBrown roateloMesitornis unicolor54374----
BudgerigarBudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus13146----
ChickenChickenGallus gallus9031Galgal4GCA_000002315.2---
Chimney swiftChimney swiftChaetura pelagica8897----
Chuck-wills-widowChuck-wills-widowCaprimulgus carolinensis279965----
Common cuckooCommon cuckooCuculus canorus55661----
Crested ibisCrested ibisNipponia nippon128390----
Cuckoo rollerCuckoo rollerLeptosomus discolor188344----
Downy woodpeckerDowny woodpeckerPicoides pubescens118200----
DuckDuckAnas platyrhynchos8839BGI_duck_1.0GCA_000355885.1---
Emperor penguinEmperor penguinAptenodytes forsteri9233----
Golden-collared manakinGolden-collared manakinManacus vitellinus328815----
Great cormorantGreat cormorantPhalacrocorax carbo9209----
Great crested grebeGreat crested grebePodiceps cristatus345573----
HoatzinHoatzinOpisthocomus hoazin30419----
Houbara bustardHoubara bustardChlamydotis undulata172680----
KeaKeaNestor notabilis176057--Y-
KilldeerKilldeerCharadrius vociferus50402----
Little egretLittle egretEgretta garzetta188379----
Medium ground-finchMedium ground-finchGeospiza fortis48883----
Northern carmine bee-eaterNorthern carmine bee-eaterMerops nubicus57421----
Northern fulmarNorthern fulmarFulmarus glacialis30455----
PelicanPelicanPelecanus crispus36300----
Peregrine falconPeregrine falconFalco peregrinus8954----
Red-crested turacoRed-crested turacoTauraco erythrolophus121530----
Red-legged seriemaRed-legged seriemaCariama cristata54380----
Red-throated loonRed-throated loonGavia stellata37040----
Rhinoceros hornbillRhinoceros hornbillBuceros rhinoceros175835--Y-
RiflemanRiflemanAcanthisitta_chloris57068----
Rock pigeonRock pigeonColumba livia8932----
Royal craneRoyal craneBalearica regulorum925459----
Speckled mousebirdSpeckled mousebirdColius striatus57412----
SunbitternSunbitternEurypyga helias54383----
TurkeyTurkeyMeleagris gallopavo9103Turkey_2.01GCA_000146605.1---
Turkey vultureTurkey vultureCathartes aura43455----
White-tailed eagleWhite-tailed eagleHaliaeetus albicilla8969----
White-tailed tropicbirdWhite-tailed tropicbirdPhaethon lepturus97097----
White-throated tinamouWhite-throated tinamouTinamus guttatus94827----
Yellow-throated sandgrouseYellow-throated sandgrousePterocles gutturalis240206----
Zebra FinchZebra FinchTaeniopygia guttata59729taeGut3.2.4----

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Vertebrates

Vertebrate genomes (including bird genomes with EnsEMBL annotations) can be found at Ensembl

Other Metazoa

Additional metazoan genomes (initially insect vectors and nematodes) are available from EnsemblMetazoa

Plants and Fungi

Plant and fungal genomes can be found at EnsemblPlants and EnsemblFungi

Protists, Bacteria and Archaea

Unicellular eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes can be found at EnsemblProtists and EnsemblBacteria respectively.