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Perching Birds

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
Perching birds are a group of birds known for their specialized feet and the complex vocalizations and songs.

Perching Bird Pictures
Pictures of perching birds, including cardinals, bluebirds, titmice, chickadees, dippers and more.

Cerulean Warbler
Cerulean warblers are birds that breed in eastern North America, migrates through Central America and winters in South America. This profile explores basic facts about cerulean warblers including how they are classified, what they eat, where they live and the characteristics that make them different from other perching birds.

Crows, Ravens and Jays
Crows, ravens and jays are a group of perching birds that includes jackdaws, rooks, magpies and nutcrackers. This profile explores basic facts about crows and their relatives including how they are classified, what they eat, where they live and the characteristics that make them different from other perching bird groups.

European Robin
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.

Gouldian Finch
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.

Tufted Titmouse
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.

Pine Grosbeak
The pine grosbeak is a large finch that inhabits the boreal forests and open coniferous woodlands of North America, Europe and Asia.

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