Passeriformes #1

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 Tyranni
    1. Infraorder Tyrannida
      1. Family Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers
    2. Infraorder Furnariida
      1. Family Furnariidae – Ovenbirds
  2. Suborder Passeri
    1. Infraorder Corvida
      1. Superfamily Orioloidea
        1. Family Oriolidae – Orioles and Figbird
      2. Superfamily Malaconotoidea
        1. Family Malaconotidae – Bush-shrikes
      3. Superfamily Corvoidea
        1. Family Dicruridae – Drongos
        2. Family Laniidae – Shrikes
        3. Family Corvidae – Crows and Jays
    2. Infraorder Passerida
      1. Superfamily Paroidea
        1. Family Paridae – Tits, Chickadees and Titmice
      2. Superfamily Sylvioidea
        1. Family Alaudidae – Larks
        2. Family Acrocephalidae – Reed Warblers
        3. Family Hirundinidae – Martins and Swallows
        4. Family Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls
        5. Family Aegithalidae – Long-tailed Tits
        6. Family Cettiidae – Bush Warblers
        7. Family Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers
        8. Family Sylviidae – Old World Warblers
        9. Family Zosteropidae – White-eyes
        10. Family Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes
      3. Superfamily Reguloidea
        1. Family Regulidae – Kinglets

Suborder Tyranni

Infraorder Tyrannida

Family Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers



Loggerhead Kingbird
Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus


Masked Water-tyrant
Fluvicola nengeta
Social Flycatcher
Myiozetetes similis

Infraorder Furnariida

Family Furnariidae – Ovenbirds




Scaled Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes squamatus
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Stout-billed Cinclodes
Cinclodes excelsior

Suborder Passeri

Infraorder Corvida

Superfamily Orioloidea

Family Oriolidae – Orioles and Figbird



Black-headed Oriole
Oriolus larvatus
Golden Oriole
Oriolus oriolus

Superfamily Malaconotoidea

Family Malaconotidae – Bush-shrikes


Crimson-breasted Shrike
Laniarius atrococcineus

Superfamily Corvoidea

Family Dicruridae – Drongos


Fork-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus adsimilis

Family Laniidae – Shrikes



Woodchat Shrike #1
Lanius senator
Woodchat Shrike #2
Lanius senator



Red-backed Shrike
Lanius collurio
Southern Fiscal Shrike
Lanius collaris
Southern White-crowned Shrike
Eurocephalus anguitimens

Family Corvidae – Crows and Jays




Carrion Crow #1
Corvus corone
Carrion Crow #2
Corvus corone
Carrion Crow #3
Corvus corone



Carrion/Hooded Crow Hybrid
Corvus corone x cornix
Hooded Crow #1
Corvus cornix
Hooded Crow #2
Corvus cornix



Raven #1
Corvus corax
Raven #2
Corvus corax
Raven #3
Corvus corax


Rook #1
Corvus frugilegus
Rook #2
Corvus frugilegus


Jungle Crow
Corvus macrorhynchos
Pied Crow
Corvus albus


Jackdaw #1
Coloeus monedula
Jackdaw #2
Coloeus monedula



Magpie #1
Pica pica
Magpie #2
Pica pica
Magpie #3
Pica pica


Iberian Magpie
Cyanopica cooki
Azure-winged Magpie
Cyanopica cyanus



Jay #1
Garrulus glandarius
Jay #2
Garrulus glandarius
Jay #3
Garrulus glandarius

Jay #4
Garrulus glandarius



Chough #1
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Chough #2
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Chough #3
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax


Chough #4
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Plush-crested Jay
Cyanocorax chrysops

Infraorder Passerida

Superfamily Paroidea

Family Paridae – Tits, Chickadees and Titmice




Great Tit #1
Parus major
Great Tit #2
Parus major
Great Tit #3
Parus major

Great Tit #4
Parus major


Coal Tit #1
Periparus ater
Coal Tit #2
Periparus ater


Blue Tit #1
Cyanistes caeruleus
Blue Tit #2
Cyanistes caeruleus

Superfamily Sylvioidea

Family Alaudidae – Larks



Skylark #1
Alauda arvensis
Skylark #2
Alauda arvensis


Crested Lark #1
Galerida cristata
Crested Lark #2
Galerida cristata

Family Acrocephalidae – Reed Warblers



Great Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Family Hirundinidae – Martins and Swallows




Barn Swallow #1
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallow #2
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallow #3
Hirundo rustica


Barn Swallow #4
Hirundo rustica
Barn Swallow #5
Hirundo rustica


Wire-tailed Swallow
Hirundo smithii
White-rumped Swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa



Southern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Blue-and-white Swallow #1
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Blue-and-white Swallow #2
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca



House Martin #1
Delichon urbicum
House Martin #2
Delichon urbicum
House Martin #3
Delichon urbicum

Sand Martin
Riparia riparia

Family Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls



White-spectacled Bulbul
Pycnonotus xanthopygos
Black-eyed Bulbul
Pycnonotus barbatus

Family Aegithalidae – Long-tailed Tits




Long-tailed Tit #1
Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed Tit #2
Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed Tit #3
Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit #4
Aegithalos caudatus

Family Cettiidae – Bush Warblers


Cetti’s Warbler
Cettia cetti

Family Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers




Chiffchaff #1
Phylloscopus collybita
Chiffchaff #2
Phylloscopus collybita
Chiffchaff #3
Phylloscopus collybita



Willow Warbler #1
Phylloscopus trochilus
Willow Warbler #2
Phylloscopus trochilus
Willow Warbler #3
Phylloscopus trochilus

Family Sylviidae – Old World Warblers




Whitethroat #1
Sylvia communis
Whitethroat #2
Sylvia communis
Whitethroat #3
Sylvia communis


Blackcap #1
Sylvia atricapilla
Blackcap #2
Sylvia atricapilla



Sardinian Warbler #1
Sylvia melanocephala
Sardinian Warbler #2
Sylvia melanocephala
Sardinian Warbler #3
Sylvia melanocephala

Family Zosteropidae – White-eyes




Pale-bellied (Sulawesi) White-eye
Zosterops consobrinorum
African Yellow White-eye
Zosterops senegalensis
Oriental White-eye
Zosterops palpebrosus

Family Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes



White-throated Babbler
Chatarrhaea gularis
Arrow-marked Babbler
Turdoides jardineii

Superfamily Reguloidea

Family Regulidae – Kinglets


Goldcrest
Regulus regulus
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