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Neosittidae

sittellas

Varied Sittella

Varied Sittella

Illabarook, Vic

Varied Sittella

Varied Sittella

Yararra, Vic

Varied Sittella

Varied Sittella

Terrick Terrick, Vic



Order Passeriformes

passerines

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Passeriformes ...

passerines

More than half of all bird species are Passeriformes - more than 6500 known species in 140 families. Australia has about 340 passerines, Sri Lanka about 120. Curiously only one passerine, the Zitting Cisticola, is native to both countries. Also shared are the House Sparrow (feral in both countries), Nutmeg Mannikin or Scaly-breasted Munia (native to most of tropical Asia, feral in Australia) and the Common Mynah (native to India and several nearby countries, feral in Australia but descended from ancestors introduced from northern India and quite different to the Sri Lankan form). There are also rarities like the wagtails (reasonably common in Sri Lanka and very rare or vagrant in Australia), and several very similar recently split species, for example the Australasian Pippit which was only recently split from Richardís Pippit.


Pittidae

Pittidae

pittas

Ptilonorhynchidae

Ptilonorhynchidae

catbirds and bowerbirds

Climacteridae

Climacteridae

treecreepers

Maluridae

Maluridae

fairy-wrens

Dasyornithidae

Dasyornithidae

bristlebirds

Meliphagidae

Meliphagidae

honeyeaters

Pardalotidae

Pardalotidae

pardalotes

Acanthizidae

Acanthizidae

thornbills, gerygones, scrubwrens and allies

Pomatostomidae

Pomatostomidae

babblers

Neosittidae

Neosittidae

sittellas

Oriolidae

Oriolidae

orioles

Oreoicidae

Oreoicidae

bellbirds

Falcunculidae

Falcunculidae

shrike-tit

Pachycephalidae

Pachycephalidae

whistlers, shrike-thrushes and allies

Psophodidae

Psophodidae

whipbirds and wedgebills

Campephagidae

Campephagidae

cuckoo-shrikes and trillers

Artamidae

Artamidae

woodswallows, butcherbirds, magpies and currawongs

Machaerirhynchidae

Machaerirhynchidae

boatbills

Rhipiduridae

Rhipiduridae

fantails

Dicruridae

Dicruridae

drongos

Monarchidae

Monarchidae

monarch flycatchers

Laniidae

Laniidae

shrikes

Corvidae

Corvidae

crows and ravens

Corcoracidae

Corcoracidae

White-winged Chough and Apostlebird

Petroicidae

Petroicidae

robins

Dicaeidae

Dicaeidae

flowerpeckers

Nectariniidae

Nectariniidae

sunbirds

Estrildidae

Estrildidae

estralid finches

Passeridae

Passeridae

finches and sparrows

Motacillidae

Motacillidae

pipits and wagtails

Fringillidae

Fringillidae

true finches

Alaudidae

Alaudidae

larks

Cisticolidae

Cisticolidae

cisticolas, prinias, tailorbird

Locustillidae

Locustillidae

songlarks and grassbirds

Acrocephalidae

Acrocephalidae

reed warblers

Hirundinidae

Hirundinidae

swallows and martins

Pycnonotidae

Pycnonotidae

bulbuls

Timaliidae

Timaliidae

old-world babblers

Leiothrichidae

Leiothrichidae

laughing thrushes

Sylviidiae

Sylviidiae

old-world warblers

Zosteropidae

Zosteropidae

white-eyes

Turdidae

Turdidae

thrushes

Muscicapidae

Muscicapidae

old-world flycatchers

Sturnidae

Sturnidae

starlings and mynahs



Songbirds

Passeriformes

Passeriformes

passerines (493)


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Other birds

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Songbirds

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Mammals and reptiles

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Rivers

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Country

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Climate

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