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  Passerine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many passerine families were grouped together on the basis of morphological similarities which, it is now believed, are the result of convergent evolution, not a close genetic relationship.
For example, the "wrens" of the northern hemisphere, of Australia, and of New Zealand all look very similar and behave in similar ways, and yet belong to three far-flung branches of the passerine family tree: they are as unrelated as it is possible to be while yet remaining Passeriformes.
Much research remains to be done, but a series of biochemical studies are gradually revealing a clearer picture of passerine origins and evolution.
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 RedNova News - Science - Miocene Songbirds and the Composition of the European Passeriform Avifauna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The earliest passeriform fossils from Europe are from the early Oligocene of Germany (Mayr and Manegold 2004) and France (Roux 2002).
Passeriform birds exhibit a highly derived and very uniform osteology that facilitates their distinction from nonpasseriform birds but aggravates recognition of subgroups within the taxon.
A derived feature on the proximal end that confirms passeriform affinites of the fossils is the presence of an ossified retinaculum extensorium; the shaft of the tarsometatarsus further shows a marked crista plantaris lateralis, which occurs only songbirds and cuckoos (Cuculidae).
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The Passeriformes (or ‘passerine’ birds) are synonymous with what are commonly known as "perching birds"; it also contains within it a major radiation commonly known as songbirds (oscine Passerines or Passeri).
He noted that Passeriformes possess a suite of distinguishing characteristics, including a unique sperm morphology, a distinctive morphology to of the bony palate, a simple yet functionally diverse foot with three toes forward and one (the hallux) oriented backwards, and a distinctive fore- (wing) and hindlimb musculature.
The sister relationship of Passeriformes to woodpeckers, the hornbill group and allies is reflected in Joel Cracraft’s phylogenetic hypothesis for major groups of birds based on cladistic interpretation of morphological and molecular characters (Cracraft, 1988).
tolweb.org /tree?group=Passeriformes&contgroup=Neornithes   (2197 words)

 Turdidae --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In this species, 13 cm (5 inches) long, the male is fl above, with white neck patch and a smudge of reddish colour on the white underparts; the female is brownish and dark-hooded.
The bluethroat is aobut 14 centimetres (5 inches) long and has a bright blue throat, incorporating a crescentic spot of red or white, depending on the subspecies.
In the large thrush family of birds are some of the finest singers—the robin, the bluebird, and the nightingale, as well as those commonly known as thrushes.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9073823?tocId=9073823   (663 words)

 Fauna Ibérica | Documents on Biodiversity - Passeriformes
Abundance, Habitat Distribution and Geographical Range of Passeriformes in Madrid (Spain).
I have combined all these data for Passeriformes in a comprehensive scheme in order to provide autoecological information potentially useful for conservation policies.
These results are shown in table 3 and identify the following habitats as those more important for the conservation of Passeriformes in Madrid: autoctonous pinewoods of Pinus sylvestris, riparian woodlands, oakwoods of Quercus pyrenaica, parklands with ash groves of Fraxinus angustifolia, rivers in mountain areas, and freshwater areas with reed-beds.
www.fauna-iberica.mncn.csic.es /english/publicaciones/passer.php   (455 words)

 Search Results for wren-babbler - Encyclopædia Britannica
The classification of the Passeriformes is currently in a state of flux.
Of the several major works on the order since 1950, no two have agreed on the sequence of families, and each author has...
any of a number of Old World warblers, family Sylviidae (order Passeriformes), that are wrenlike in carrying their tails cocked up.
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 Passeriformes (Passerines)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The order Passeriformes is by far the most successful group of birds on earth.
They account for about 5,100 species, compared with 3,500 species in all the other orders combined.
Passerines, or perching birds, have three toes facing forward and one facing backward, allowing the bird to grasp branches for perching.
www.thebigzoo.com /zoo/Passeriformes.asp   (63 words)

For example, morphological analyses (Cracraft, 1988) suggest a close relationship among Passeriformes, Piciformes, Coraciiformes (rollers, kingfishers) and Trogoniformes (trogons), whereas DNA-DNA hybridization analyses posit Passeriformes as being sister to a large group including Gruiformes (cranes, rails), Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, ibises) and Falconiformes (hawks, eagles, falcons).
Analyses of avian orders using mitochondrial DNA sequence characters placed Passeriformes as basal to representative Galliformes, Anseriformes, Struthioniformes and Falconiformes using a crocodylian outgroup, and basal to all neognath orders sampled using an anseriform outgroup (Mindell et al., 1997).
Peters 1931-1951), are weakly connected to phylogenetic hypotheses, and tell as much about the history of ornithology as about the history of birds.
tolweb.org /tree?group=Neornithes&contgroup=Aves   (1503 words)

 Fauna Ibérica | Documentos sobre Biodiversidad - Passeriformes
Especies de passeriformes en la Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid
El porcentaje de cuadrículas UTM 10x10 km2 ocupadas por las especies de Passeriformes se ha obtenido del Atlas de las Aves Nidificantes en Madrid (AMA-SEO/Birdlife, 1994).
Se han podido obtener datos de abundancia relativa para 90 especies de Passeriformes en 30 hábitats distintos.
www.fauna-iberica.mncn.csic.es /databases/passer/bd.php   (535 words)

 passeriformes passeriform Skulls
This order Passeriformes contains over 60 families and 5,200-5,700 species, more than half of all species of birds on the planet.
The members of the order Passeriformes have large brains relative to their generally small size.
All Passeriformes are members of the class Aves or Birds.
www.skullsunlimited.com /passeriformes.htm   (175 words)

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Black-capped Chickadee PERCHING BIRDS-Order: Passeriformes; Chickadees & Titmice-Family: Paridae; Scientific Name: Poecile atricapillus...
Carolina Chickadee PERCHING BIRDS-Order: Passeriformes; Chickadees & Titmice-Family: Paridae; Scientific Name: Poecile carolinensis...
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 > EEP Passeriformes TAG Annual Report 1999
EEP TAG Survey 1997 (Sixth Series): Passeriformes Survey Part III
EEP TAG Survey 1998 (Seventh Series): Passeriformes Survey Part IV
EEP TAG Survey 1999 (Eighth Series): Passeriformes Survey Part V
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 All.info: Science and Health / Biology / Passeriformes /   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Buteo Books: Bird Books, Ornithology Texts, Birding Gear - Passeriformes
A companion volume to Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada (1996), see Rising below.
BENTZ, Gregory D. The Appendicular Myology and Phylogenetic Relationships of the Ploceidae and Estrildidae (Aves: Passeriformes).
See also the complete Birds of North America list for detailed information on individual species.
www.buteobooks.com /passeriformes.html   (2101 words)

 ScienceDaily -- Browse Topics: Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Animalia/Chordata/Aves/Passeriformes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A revision of the new world species of Ricinus (Mallophaga): Occurring on Passeriformes (Aves) (University of California publications in entomology, v.
Life histories of North American cardinals, grosbeaks, buntings, towhees, finches, sparrows, and allies;: Order Passeriformes: family Fringillidae
The Birds of Pakistan: Passeriformes : Pittas to Buntings
www.sciencedaily.com /directory/Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Animalia/Chordata/Aves/Passeriformes   (379 words)

 Passeriformes: Current News and Events News Updated Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Passeriformes: Current News and Events News Updated Daily
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This diversity is greatest amongst perching birds (order Passeriformes: 60% of all bird species), which include many familiar species including tits and warblers.
www.infopalconference.com /Science/Biology/FloraandFauna/Animalia/Chordata/Aves/Passeriformes   (80 words)

 Bird Checklists of the United States
JAYS, CROWS (Order Passeriformes) Sp S F W ___ Blue Jay* c c c c ___ American Crow* c c c a ___ Fish Crow* c c c c
THRASHERS (Order Passeriformes) Sp S F W ___ Gray Catbird c - c c ___ Northern Mockingbird* c c c c ___ Brown Thrasher* c c c c
VIREOS (Order Passeriformes) Sp S F W ___ White-eyed Vireo* c - c c ___ Solitary Vireo c c c c ___ Yellow-throated Vireo* o - o - ___ Red-eyed Vireo* c c c -
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/othrdata/chekbird/r4/chassaho.htm   (1213 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Birds of the Republic of Panama: Passeriformes: Hirundindae (Swallows) to Fringillidae (Finches)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Birds of the Republic of Panama: Passeriformes: Hirundindae (Swallows) to Fringillidae (Finches)
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 Perching bird : Passeriformes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Perching birds (order Passeriformes) are the largest order of birds (5,414 species).
Many of them are songbirds and have many muscles to control their syrinx; all of them gape in the nest as infants to beg for food.
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Below are some useful links about Hirundinidae on Passeriformes:
The content of this page about Passeriformes Hirundinidae is based on the Open Directory Project.
www.epagneuls.com /Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna/Animalia/Chordata/Aves/Passeriformes/Hirundinidae   (106 words)

 Birds of the World Two: Charadriiformes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Unique palate structure, spermatozoa, and many other anatomical features.
This order is divided into two suborders: the Tyranni, collectively known as suboscine passerines (including the woodcreepers, antbirds, tyrant flycatchers, and manakins presented here, plus approximately eight other families), and the Passeres, collectively known as the oscine passerines (including all the other passeriform families).
We will cover the following seventeen Passeriform families in Birds of the World Five, and fifteen additional families in Birds of the World Six.
cm27personal.fal.buffalo.edu /birds/bow/bow_5/passeriformes.html   (141 words)

 Order Passeriformes (Perching Birds)
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Knapp, Robbin D. Order Passeriformes (Perching Birds)" (http://www.geocities.com/robbinknapp/romdap/rbadvapa.htm).
Families of the Order Passeriformes (Perching Birds, Passerine Birds)
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 Directory - Science: Biology: Flora and Fauna: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes
Directory - Science: Biology: Flora and Fauna: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Passeriformes
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The taxonomic order commonly referred to as passerines, perching birds, or song birds.
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 Organisms of Hawaii -- Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Moho braccatus -- (Passeriformes) -- Kauai oo, ooaa
Myadestes obscurus -- (Passeriformes) -- Hawaiian thrush, omao
Myadestes palmeri -- (Passeriformes) -- small Kauai thrush, puaiohi
www.hear.org /images/organisms/hawaii/birds/gensp_m.htm   (241 words)

 Bird Checklists of the United States
ORDER FAMILY PASSERIFORMES Emberizidae Common Name ___ Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) ___ Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) ___ Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) ___ Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) ___ Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) ___ Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
ORDER FAMILY PASSERIFORMES Fringillidae Common Name ___ American Goldenfinch (Carduelis tristis) ___ House Finch (Carpodacus mexicana) ___ Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
ORDER FAMILY PASSERIFORMES Paridae Common Name ___ Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor) ___ Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/othrdata/chekbird/r5/washdc.htm   (475 words)

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