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         Table 3 - Extant Bird Weights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birds
Ref.
No. of
 
Bird Adult Weights and Sizes
Adult Ave.
 
Ave. of 
Total Wt.
 
 
 
No.
Species
 
from References
Wt. Used
 
Adult Ave.
Males +
 
 
 
 
from 
 
 
 
 
Wt. Used
Females
 
 
 
 
Ref.
 
 
(oz)
 
(oz)
(oz)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accipitriformes 1 200 121.22 48488
Osprey 2 2.0 to 4.6 lb 52.80
African fish eagle 3 f 7 to 8 lb m 4.4 to 5.5 lb 99.60
Bald eagle 4 f 12 lb ave. m 9.0 lb ave. 168.00
Steller's sea eagle 5 10.8 to 15.0 lb 206.40
Papuan eagle 6 1600 to 2400 g 70.56
Long-legged buzzard 7 f 2.9 lb m 2.4 lb 42.40
Montagu's harrier 8 m 9.3 oz f 12.2 oz 10.75
Pearl kite 9 2.8 to 3.3 oz 3.05
Black-shouldered kite 10 10.3 oz 10.30
California condor 11 15 to 31 lb 368.00
Bearded vulture 12 9.9 to 17.2 lb 216.80
Turkey vulture 13 1.8 to 5.1 lb 55.20
Rüppell's vulture 14 14 to 20 lb 272.00
Anseriformes 15 150 118.58 35575
Southern screamer 16 6 to 11 lb  136.00
Mandarin duck 17 1 to 1.3 lb 18.40
Mallard duck 18 1.6 to 3.5 lb 40.80
Madagascar teal 19 up to 0.85 lb 10.20
Canada goose 20 m 8.6 lb f 7.9 lb 132.00
Mute swan 21 m 23.4 to 26.2 lb f 18.7 to 21.3 lb 358.40
Black swan 22 10 to 15 lb 200.00
Egyptian goose 23 1.5 to 2.25 kg 66.15
Horned screamer 24 7.7 lb 123.20
Steller's eider 25 1.90 lb 30.40
Tundra swan 26 f 6.3 kg m 7.5 kg 243.43
Indian runner duck 27 around 3 to 5 lb 64.00
Apodiformes
Humming birds 28 350 approx. 0.17 118
Magnificent hummingbird 29 0.21 to 0.35 oz 0.28
Amethyst woodstar 30 under 3 g 0.11
Bahama woodstar 31 0.085 to 0.106 oz 0.10
Band-tailed barbthroat 32 5 to 5.8 g 0.19
Swifts
33 109 2.85 621
Chestnut-collared swift 34 20 g 0.71
cayenne swift 35 18 g 0.64
White-collared swift 36 3.2 to 4.5 oz 3.85
White-naped swift 37 6.2 oz (20.5 to 25 cm) 6.20
Tree swifts
38 4 15 to 30 cm    6.00 e 6.00 48
Apteryglformes 39 5 86.40 864
North Island brown kiwi 40 f 6.2 lb m 4.9 lb 88.80
Northern brown kiwi 41 4.5 to 6 lb 84.00
Bucerotiformes 42 64 72.60 9293
Black dwarf hornbill  43 3.6 oz 3.60
Red-billed dwarf hornbill 44 111 g 3.92
Northern ground hornbill 45 8.8 lb 140.80
Southern ground hornbill 46 14 lb 224.00
Rhinoceros hornbill 47 4.4 to 6.6 lb 88.00
Great hornbill 48 4.7 to 8.8 lb 108.00
Hoopoe 49 1.6 to 3.1 oz 9.55
Violet woodhoopoe 50 72 to 96 g 2.97
Caprimulgiformes
Oilbird
51 1 12.3 to 16.8 oz 14.55 14.55 29
Frogmouths
52 14 11.83 331
General 53 m 12.5 oz f  9.8 oz 11.15
Tawny frogmouth 54 m 12.5 oz mean f 10.5 oz mean 11.50
Tawny frogmouth 55 34 cm to 53 cm
Papuan frogmouth 56 m 14.6 oz f 11.1 oz 12.85
Nightjars
57 98 2.27 444
Spotted nightjar 58 m 81 to 132 g f 74 to 123 g 3.62
European nightjar 59 m 1.8 to 3.6 oz f 2.4 to 3.4 oz 2.80
White-winged nightjar 60 m 46 to 55 g f about 51 to 56 g 1.84
Least nighthawk 61 0.81 oz 0.81
 
Owlet nightjars
62 11 6.18 136
New Zealand owlet-nightjar 63 150 to 200 g estimated 6.18
Pootos
64 7 15.06 211
Great pooto 65 360 to 620 g 17.30
Long-tailed potoo 66 280 to 447 g 12.83
Cariamiformes 67 2 52.95 212
Red-legged seriema 68 about 1.5 kg 52.95
Casuariformes 69 4 1398.00 11184
Cassowaries 70 f 129 lb m 64 to 75 lb 1588.00
Emu 71 m 69 lb and f 82 lb ave. 1208.00
Charadriiformes 72 350 15.70 10991
Least sandpiper 73 0.040 lb 0.64
Eurasian curlew 74 up to 2.9 lb 34.80
Australian painted-snipe 75 125 to 130 g 4.50
Golden plover 76 7 oz 7.00
Cassin's auklet 77 200 g 7.06
Com-crested jacana 78 m 2.4 to 3.0 oz f 4.2 to 5.3 oz 3.73
Rufous-bellied seedsnipe 79 10.6 to 14.1 oz 12.35
Far eastern curlew 80 about 1.9 lb 30.40
Beach thick-knee wader 81 about 2.2 lb 35.20
Buttonquail 82 1.1 to 4.6 oz 2.85
Little gull 83 4.2 oz 4.20
Great black-backed gull 84 3.9 lb 62.40
Black skimmer 85 m 12.3 oz f 9.0 oz 10.65
Least tern 86 1.1 to 1.6 oz 1.35
Caspian tern 87 18 to 25 oz 21.50
Common tern 88 3.9 to 5.0 oz 4.45
Inca tern 89 6.7 to 8 oz 7.35
Crested auklet 90 6.9 to 11.6 oz 9.25
Least auklet 91 3 oz 3.00
Thick-billed murre 92 2.2 lb 35.20
Brown skua 93 2.6 to 4.8 lb 59.20
Long-tailed jaeger 94 8.1 to 15.7 oz 11.90
Australian pratincole 95 55 to 75 g 2.29
Ibisbill 96 9.5 to 11.3 oz 10.40
American avocets 97 9.7 to 14.8 oz 12.25
Sooty oystercatcher 98 1.806 lb 28.90
Eurasian oystercatcher 99 1.160 lb 18.56
Collared plover 100 1.2 oz 1.20
Masked lapwing 101 13 oz 13.00
Northern lapwing 102 4.5 to 11.6 oz 8.05
Long-billed curlew 103 1.08 to 2.09 lb 25.36
Whimbrel 104 9.5 to 17.4 oz 13.45
Subtotal for this page only    118544
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_fish_eagle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_eagle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steller's_sea_eagle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papuan_eagle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-legged_buzzard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montagu's_harrie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_kite
10 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-shouldered_kite
11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_condor
12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearded_vulture
13 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_vulture
14 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCppell's_vulture
15 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
16 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_screamer
17 http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Zoo/Zoo-Animals/Duck-Mandarin-41.aspx
18 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard
19 http://mnzoo.org/blog/animals/madagascar-teal/
20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_goose
21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_swan
22 http://www.moncton.ca/Assets/Visitors+English/Zoo+English/Animal+Info+Sheets/Black+Swan.pdf
23 http://www.torontozoo.com/ExploreTheZoo/AnimalDetails.asp?pg=668
24 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_screamer
25 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steller's_eide
26 http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/tundra_swan.asp
27 http://beautyofbirds.com/indianrunnerducks.html
28 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hummingbirds
29 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_hummingbird
30 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amethyst_woodsta
31 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahama_woodstar
32 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band-tailed_barbthroat
33 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_swifts_in_taxonomic_order
34 ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut-collared_swif
35 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_swallow-tailed_swif
36 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-collared_swift
37 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-naped_swift
38 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apodiformes
39 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
40 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwi
41 http://www.zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo/our-animals/birds/northern-brown-kiwi
42 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
43 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbil
44 http://earthlife.net/birds/bucerotiformes.html
45 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssinian_ground_hornbill
46 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbil
47 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_hornbill
48 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_hornbil
49 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe
50 http://www.hbw.com/species/violet-woodhoopoe-phoeniculus-damarensis
51 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilbird
52 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogmouth
53 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawny_frogmouth
54 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawny_frogmouth
55 http://australianmuseum.net.au/tawny-frogmouth
56 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papuan_frogmouth
57 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightjar
58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_nightjar
59 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_nightjar
60 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-winged_nightja
61 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chordeilinae
62 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlet-nightjar
63 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_owlet-nightjar
64 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potoo
65 http://www.hbw.com/species/great-potoo-nyctibius-grandis
66 http://www.hbw.com/species/long-tailed-potoo-nyctibius-aethereus
67 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
68 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-legged_seriema
69 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
70 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_cassowary
71 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu
72 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
73 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandpipe
74 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandpipe
75 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_painted-snipe
76 http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/bird-facts/
77 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassin's_auklet
78 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds
79 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous-bellied_seedsnipe
80 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wader
81 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wader
82 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttonquail
83 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gull
84 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gull
85 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_skimme
86 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tern
87 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tern
88 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_tern
89 www.wildinfo.com/facts/Incatern.asp?page=/facts/Incatern.asp
90 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_auklet
91 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auk
92 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auk
93 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_skua
94 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tailed_jaeger
95 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_pratincole
96 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibisbill
97 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_avocet
98 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oystercatcher
99 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oystercatcher
100 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collared_plover
101 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masked_lapwing
102 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_lapwing
103 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-billed_curlew
104 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whimbrel
 
    Table 3 provides a rough estimate of the total weight of 8,887 species of adult male and female birds alive today and a calculated overall average weight for these adult birds based on this total. 
 
    Estimates are based on as large of sampling as practical using primarily online resources.   As adult bird weights for a particular species can vary considerably depending on age, sex, and other factors, averaging became the preferred method.    Rough average adult weights were calculated for each sample species in a group (i.e order, suborder, family, or genus).  Then these rough average adult weights were averaged for the group.   This group average then was multiplied with few exceptions times the number of species in the group times two to give a total weight for male and female couples in the group.  All total weights for the groups were then added together to give the total weight of the female and male adult birds.   The rough overall average weight per bird was then determined by dividing the latter total weight first by two and then by total number of bird species.