Perching birds are a diverse group of birds that includes flycatchers, creepers, sparrows, antbirds, crows, birds of paradise, warblers, thrushes, and many other species. There are between 5,200 and 5,500 species of perching birds alive today. The articles listed below provide information about the characteristics, classification and evolution of perching birds.
Perching birds are known for their specialized feet and the complex vocalizations and songs. In this article, we'll explore basic facts about perching birds including how they are classified, what they eat, where they live and the characteristics that make them different from other bird groups.
The European robin is a small perching bird that can be found throughout many parts of Europe. It has an orange-red breast and face, olive-brown wings and back, a white to light-brown belly.
The Gouldian finch is a brightly colored bird endemic to Australia. Gouldian finches have a face that is either black or red, rimmed by a narrow band of turquoise.
The tufted titmouse is a small, gray-plumed songbird, easily recognized for the crest of gray feathers atop its head, its big black eyes, black forehead, and its rust-colored flanks.