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Table 5 Representation of avian species in the NCBI databases (as of June 8, 2009).

From: The value of avian genomics to the conservation of wildlife

Species/Order Nucleotide/Protein Trace records PubMed
Chicken (Gallus gallus)/Galliformes 927,747/35,072 18,186,087 90,868
Zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)/Passeriformes 288,655 / 17,308 15,499,360 359
Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)/Galliformes 57,934 / 560 77,154 321
Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)/Anseriformes 4,888 / 474 --- 979
White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) / Passeriformes 3,955 / 124 268,938 41
Domestic pigeon (Columba livia)/Columbiformes 2,371 / 244 --- 9,669
Red-backed fairy wren (Malarus melanocephalus)/Passeriformes 2,026 / 394 --- 1
Lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena)/Passeriformes 1,791 / 590 --- 6
Hwamei (Garrulax canorus)/Passeriformes 1,572 / 1,340 --- 1
Indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea)/Passeriformes 1,572 / 568 --- 16
Gadwall (Anas strepera)/Anseriformes 1,233 / 514 --- 16
California condor ( Gymnogyps californianus)/Ciconiiformes * 976/4 452,496** 13
Yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)/Passeriformes 890/91 --- 5
Collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)/Passeriformes 770/287 --- 56
Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)/Sphenisciformes 671/17 --- 69
European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)/Passeriformes 667 / 295 --- 86
White-winged fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus)/Passeriformes 639 / 190 --- 1
Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)/Galliforme s 634 / 487 --- 4,435
  1. *According to [55, 57, 58] and contrary to NCBI Taxonomy database, the New World vultures are not related to storks (Ciconiiformes).
  2. ** Includes 419,240 sequences generated with 454 technology and 33,256 entries obtained with shotgun sequencing.