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small birds

**updated Jan. 2024**

​This page features a variety of not-closely-related families of small birds, including:
pigeons & doves, cuckoos, nightjars, swifts, hummingbirds, parakeets, kingfishers, and woodpeckers.

(Songbirds get their own separate page.)

Click links above to skip to a specific gallery, or scroll down to enjoy them all.

Click any image to enlarge.

pigeons & doves (family Columbidae)

nightjars (family Caprimulgidae)

swifts (family Apodidae)

cuckoos (family Cuculidae)