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Passeriformes

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes

Description

The Passeriformes consists of the largest and most diverse of all birds. Commonly called perching birds or passerines, this order of birds makes up over half of all extant birds, that is, about 5300 species. Perching birds are so called due to their strong feet, which allow the bird to perch or grab branches effortlessly.

This is a family of perching birds with rounded wings, and fine, sharp bills. Also known as Australasian warblers, this …
This is a family of small (12–14 cm) perching birds with mostly green and yellow plumage. They are commonly known …
This is a family of small to medium size perching birds, compring the minivets, trillers and cuckooshrikes. They are ins…
A family of warblers formerly placed in the family Sylviidae. They are small insectivorous birds with round wings, weak …
Corvidae is a widespread family of perching birds known as crows. They are amongst the most intelligent of all birds.
This is a family of very small (size 8–10 cm) songbirds called flowerpeckers, formerly placed in the same family a…
This is a family of crow-like birds with black, metallic plumage. Drongos have a large, powerful bill with long rictal b…
This is a family of small birds that include munias, mannakins and silverbills. They form flocks and are usually found i…
The Hirundinidae consists of the swallows and martins. These small passerines are adapted to catch insects on the wings …
This is a small family of passerines found in Southeast Asia, called Fairy Bluebirds. They are brightly coloured forest …
This is a family of aggressive perching birds that behave like little raptors. Shrikes are usually seen perching on top …
This is a family of small perching birds with fairly long tails. The family comprise wagtails and pipits. They have long…
A large family of small perching birds found in the Old World. The family is subdivided into two subfamilies: Flycatch…
This is a family of small (10–14 cm) perching birds with long, slender down-curved bills. This family includes sun…
This is a family of medium-sized perching birds the include the Old World orioles and figbirds. Most species spot a brig…
Small birds with a distinctive conical-shaped bill and brownish plumage. Their wings are short and rounded. Sparrows fee…
Pittas are stocky perching birds (size 16–21 cm), usually found on the ground in forests. They are shy and hop awa…
The Ploceidae is a family of small, sparrow-like birds called weavers. They are seed-eaters and have short, conical beak…
This is a large family of passerines (perching birds) with soft plumage, short, rounded wings and rather slender bills. …
A family of small, insectivorous birds called fantails. They are specialist aerial foragers. Many of them have a long ta…
This is a family of small to medium-sized birds, commonly called starlings and mynas. They have strong legs, pointed win…
This is a large, variable and poorly defined group of forest birds that inhabits primary and secondary forests. Babblers…
This is a family of small, perching birds called white-eyes. As the name implies, the birds have a conspicuous white rin…
 
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