Passeriformes #2

Taxonomy of the Passeriformes re-aligned with the guidelines of the Taxonomy in Flux Checklist 3.08 on jboyd.net – 3 August 2018. Only families for which there are blog entries, together with their supra-taxonomic units, are included.

  1. Suborder Passeri
    1. Infraorder Passerida
      1. Superfamily Certhioidea
        1. Family Sittidae – Nuthatches
        2. Family Certhiidae – Treecreepers
        3. Family Troglodytidae – True Wrens
      2. Superfamily Muscicapoidea
        1. Family Buphagidae – Oxpeckers
        2. Family Mimidae – Mockingbirds and Thrashers
        3. Family Sturnidae – Starlings and Mynas
        4. Family Cinclidae – Dippers
        5. Family Turdidae – Thrushes
        6. Family Muscicapidae – Old World Flycatchers and Chats
      3. Superfamily Passeroidea
        1. Family Nectariniidae – Sunbirds
        2. Family Prunellidae – Accentors
        3. Family Ploceidae – Weavers
        4. Family Estrildidae – Estrildid Finches
        5. Family Passeridae – Old World Sparrows and Snowfinches
        6. Family Motacillidae – Wagtails, Longclaws and Pipits
        7. Family Fringillidae – Finches and Euphonias
        8. Family Emberizidae – Buntings
        9. Family Arremonidae – American Sparrows
        10. Family Icteridae – New World Orioles, Grackles and Cowbirds
        11. Family Parulidae – New World Warblers
        12. Family Mitrospingidae – Mitrospingus and allies
        13. Family Thraupidae – Tanagers

Suborder Passeri

Infraorder Passerida

Superfamily Certhioidea

Family Sittidae – Nuthatches




Nuthatch #1
Sitta europaea
Nuthatch #2
Sitta europaea
Nuthatch #3
Sitta europaea

Family Certhiidae – Treecreepers


Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris

Family Troglodytidae – True Wrens




Wren #1
Nannus troglodytes
Wren #2
Nannus troglodytes
Wren #3
Nannus troglodytes



Wren #4
Nannus troglodytes
Wren #5
Nannus troglodytes
Wren #6
Nannus troglodytes

Superfamily Muscicapoidea

Family Buphagidae – Oxpeckers



Red-billed Oxpecker
Buphagus erythrorhynchus
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Buphagus africanus

Family Mimidae – Mockingbirds and Thrashers




Hood Mockingbird
Mimus macdonaldi
Galapagos Mockingbird
Mimus parvulus bauri
Galapagos Mockingbird
Mimus parvulus

Family Sturnidae – Starlings and Mynas




Common Starling #1
Sturnus vulgaris
Common Starling #2
Sturnus vulgaris
Common Starling #3
Sturnus vulgaris



Common Starling #4
Sturnus vulgaris
Common Starling #5
Sturnus vulgaris
Spotless Starling
Sturnus unicolor


Common Myna
Acridotheres tristis
Jungle Myna
Acridotheres fuscus



Long-tailed Glossy Starling
Lamprotornis caudatus
Greater Blue-eared Starling
Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Meves’s Glossy-starling
Lamprotornis mevesii


Lesser Blue-eared Starling
Lamprotornis chloropterus
Burchell’s Starling
Lamprotornis australis

Family Cinclidae – Dippers




Dipper #1
Cinclus cinclus
Dipper #2
Cinclus cinclus
Dipper #3
Cinclus cinclus

Family Turdidae – Thrushes




Song Thrush #1
Turdus philomelos
Song Thrush #2
Turdus philomelos
Song Thrush #3
Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush #4
Turdus philomelos



Mistle Thrush #1
Turdus viscivorus
Mistle Thrush #2
Turdus viscivorus
Mistle Thrush #3
Turdus viscivorus


Mistle Thrush #4
Turdus viscivorus
Fieldfare
Turdus pilaris



Blackbird #1
Turdus merula
Blackbird #2
Turdus merula
Blackbird #3
Turdus merula

Blackbird #4
Turdus merula



Redwing #1
Turdus iliacus
Redwing #2
Turdus iliacus
Redwing #3
Turdus iliacus


Rufous-bellied Thrush
Turdus rufiventris
Red-legged Thrush
Turdus plumbeus

Family Muscicapidae – Old World Flycatchers and Chats




European Robin #1
Erithacus rubecula
European Robin #2
Erithacus rubecula
European Robin #3
Erithacus rubecula

European Robin #4
Erithacus rubecula



Spotted Flycatcher #1
Muscicapa striata
Spotted Flycatcher #2
Muscicapa striata
Spotted Flycatcher #3
Muscicapa striata



Wheatear #1
Oenanthe oenanthe
Wheatear #2
Oenanthe oenanthe
Wheatear #3
Oenanthe oenanthe

Mourning Wheatear
Oenanthe lugens



Black Redstart #1
Phoenicurus ochruros
Black Redstart #2
Phoenicurus ochruros
Black Redstart #3
Phoenicurus ochruros

Common Redstart
Phoenicurus phoenicurus



Stonechat #1
Saxicola torquata
Stonechat #2
Saxicola torquata
Stonechat #3
Saxicola torquata



Marico Flycatcher
Bradornis mariquensis
Oriental Magpie-robin
Copsychus saularis
Nightingale
Luscinia megarhynchos



Pied Bush Chat
Saxicola caprata
White-browed Robin-chat
Cossypha heuglini
Pied Flycatcher
Ficedula hypoleuca


Blue Rock Thrush #1
Monticola solitarius
Blue Rock Thrush #2
Monticola solitarius

Superfamily Passeroidea

Family Nectariniidae – Sunbirds


White-bellied Sunbird
Cinnyris talatala

Family Prunellidae – Accentors




Dunnock #1
Prunella modularis
Dunnock #2
Prunella modularis
Dunnock #3
Prunella modularis

Dunnock #4
Prunella modularis

Family Ploceidae – Weavers



African Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
Bubalornis niger

Family Estrildidae – Estrildid Finches




Blue Waxbill #1
Uraeginthus angolensis
Blue Waxbill #2 (right)
Uraeginthus angolensis
Jameson’s Firefinch (left)
Lagonosticta rhodopareia

Java Sparrow
Lonchura oryzivora

Family Passeridae – Old World Sparrows and Snowfinches




House Sparrow #1
Passer domesticus
House Sparrow #2
Passer domesticus
House Sparrow #3
Passer domesticus



House Sparrow #4
Passer domesticus
Tree Sparrow #1
Passer montanus
Tree Sparrow #2
Passer montanus


Spanish Sparrow
Passer hispaniolensis
Maltese Sparrow
Passer hispaniolensis maltae


Italian Sparrow #1
Passer italiae
Italian Sparrow #2
Passer italiae

Family Motacillidae – Wagtails, Longclaws and Pipits




Grey Wagtail #1
Motacilla cinerea
Grey Wagtail #2
Motacilla cinerea
Grey Wagtail #3
Motacilla cinerea



Pied Wagtail #1
Motacilla alba yarrellii
Pied Wagtail #2
Motacilla alba yarrellii
White Wagtail
Motacilla alba alba


White Wagtail #1
Motacilla alba alba
White Wagtail #2
Motacilla alba alba


Yellow Wagtail
Motacilla flava flavissima
African Pied Wagtail
Motacilla aguimp



Meadow Pipit #1
Anthus pratensis
Meadow Pipit #2
Anthus pratensis
Meadow Pipit #3
Anthus pratensis



Rock Pipit #1
Anthus petrosus
Rock Pipit #2
Anthus petrosus
Rock Pipit #3
Anthus petrosus

Family Fringillidae – Finches and Euphonias




Greenfinch #1
Chloris chloris
Greenfinch #2
Chloris chloris
Greenfinch #3
Chloris chloris


Greenfinch #4
Chloris chloris
Hawfinch
Coccothraustes coccothraustes



Goldfinch #1
Carduelis carduelis
Goldfinch #2
Carduelis carduelis
Goldfinch #3
Carduelis carduelis

Goldfinch #4
Carduelis carduelis



Serin #1
Serinus serinus
Serin #2
Serinus serinus
Serin #3
Serinus serinus

Serin #4
Serinus serinus



Linnet #1
Linaria cannabina
Linnet #2
Linaria cannabina
Linnet #3
Linaria cannabina

Linnet #4
Linaria cannabina



Chaffinch #1
Fringilla coelebs
Chaffinch #2
Fringilla coelebs
Chaffinch #3
Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch #4
Fringilla coelebs



Bullfinch #1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Bullfinch #2
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Bullfinch #3
Pyrrhula pyrrhula


Common Redpoll
Acanthis flammea
Common Crossbill
Loxia curvirostra

Family Emberizidae – Buntings




Reed Bunting #1
Emberiza schoeniclus
Reed Bunting #2
Emberiza schoeniclus
Reed Bunting #3
Emberiza schoeniclus

Reed Bunting #4
Emberiza schoeniclus



Yellowhammer #1
Emberiza citrinella
Yellowhammer #2
Emberiza citrinella
Yellowhammer #3
Emberiza citrinella



Cirl Bunting
Emberiza cirlus
Corn Bunting #1
Emberiza calandra
Corn Bunting #2
Emberiza calandra

Family Arremonidae – American Sparrows


Rufous-collared Sparrow
Zonotrichia capensis

Family Icteridae – New World Orioles, Grackles and Cowbirds


Greater Antillean Grackle
Quiscalus niger

Family Parulidae – New World Warblers




Yellow Warbler #1
Setophaga petechia
Yellow Warbler #2
Setophaga petechia
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus

Family Mitrospingidae – Mitrospingus and allies


Olive-green Tanager
Orthogonys chloricterus

Family Thraupidae – Tanagers




Masked Flowerpiercer
Diglossa cyanea
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
Azure-shouldered Tanager
Thraupis cyanoptera



Grassland Yellow Finch
Sicalis luteola
Medium Ground Finch
Geospiza fortis
Small Ground Finch
Geospiza fuliginosa
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