Passerida Photo Albums II
The second of two album pages provide links to galleries that display images of Passerida that belong to order Passeriformes, see Taxonomy note below. A gallery in each photo album features portraits of individual species that may include male, female, juvenile or immature birds, photographed in their natural habitat. Also, for some species, supplementary galleries show behaviours such as hunting, nesting, feeding, and mating.
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.
Old World buntings, New World sparrows and warblers are small birds. New World blackbirds are medium to medium-large. They populate a wide range of terrestrial habitats.
Tanagers and cardinals are tiny to very-small oscines that populate a wide range of terrestrial New World habitats. Darwin's Finches are small to large birds found only in the Galapagos Islands.
To help the presentation of my Passeriformes photo album collections, I adopt the Passerida taxonomy in J Boyd’s Taxonomy in Flux Checklist. This taxonomy approach involves moving some families to the basal/core groups and others to new and extant superfamilies.
The second Passerida photo album contains Basal and Core Passeroidea, the core splits into Estrildid and Passerid clades. The figure shows a simplified taxonomy family tree relevant to Passerida photo albums. As shown in the family tree Corvida is the sister group of Passerida.
Note that Sibley and Ahlquist Taxonomy divides Passerida into three superfamilies: Sylvioidea, Muscicapoidea, and Passeroidea.