Passerida Oscines

Passerida Oscines (Song-birds) Photographed in their Natural Habitat

This album page provides links to galleries that display images of Passerida oscines from the order Passeriformes that I photographed in various natural habitats. In each photo album a gallery features portraits of individual species that may include male, female, juvenile or immature birds and for some species a supplementary gallery displays behaviours such as hunting, nesting, feeding and mating.

Passerida Photo Albums

Superfamily Passeroidea1 (Basal Passeroidea)

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) Male at Singapore Botanic Gardens

These small bird species inhabit most vegetated areas in tropical regions of the Old-World including forests, mangroves and gardens.

Olive-backed Sunbird, Female (Cinnyris jugularis) on nest feeding young chick at Singapore’s Chinese Garden

A photo essay of olive-backed sunbirds in their habitat; nest building, incubating eggs and feeding their chicks, including behaviours and action photographs of several species.

Superfamily Passeroidea (Core Passeroidea)

Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis) Male on ground in the Seychelles

These oscines occupy a variety of habitats including woodland, forest, marshes and gardens. Waxbills are small short-billed oscines while Weavers are small to medium sized birds that have slender to heavy-set bills.

Golden-backed Weaver (Ploceus jacksoni) Male flying from nest at Lorong Halus Wetland in Singapore

Features a gallery showing some behaviours of three waxbill species together with three photo essays of baya, golden and village weaver nesting behaviour.

Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia violacea rodwayi) Male perched at Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad

These four families are small to very-small oscines that generally prefer habitat where small seeds and insects are plentiful especially in the breeding season.

Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus) Female perched at Asa Wright Nature Reserve in Trinidad

Blackbirds vary from small to medium-large while tanagers are small to very-small oscines. Both families populate a wide range of terrestrial New World habitats.

1 Sibley and Ahlquist Taxonomy places sunbirds and spider-hunters (Nectariniidae) together with flower-peckers (Dicaeidae) in superfamily Passeroidea while other taxonomists place them in a basal Passeroidea grouping.