Passerine Birds: List Of Orders And Families

Go to Table of Non-Passerines for other bird orders.

Orders and Families of Passerine Birds

OrderFamilyNameGeneraspeciesDistibution
PasseriformesAcanthissitidaeNew Zealand Wrens24New Zealand
PittidaePittas131Africa, Autralasia
EurylaimidaeBroadbills814Old World Tropics
PhilepittidaeAsities24Madagascar
TyrannidaeCotingas, Manakins, Tityras Tyrant Flycatchers etc.146537N. and S. America
ThamnophilidaeTypical Antbirds45188Central + South America
FunariidaeOvenbirds, Woodcreepers66280South America
FormicariidaeGround Antbirds756South America
ConopophagidaeGnateaters18South America
RhinocryptidaeTapaculos1228Central + South America
ClimacteridaeAustralo-Papuan Treecreepers27Australia, New Guinea
MenuridaeLyrebirds, Scrub-birds24Australia
PtilonorhynchidaeBowerbirds720Australia, New Guinea
MaluridaeFairywrens, Emuwrens, Grasswrens226Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand
MeliphagidaeHoneyeaters42182Australia, New Guinea
PardalotidaeBristlebirds, Pardalotes, Scrubwrens, Thornbills1668Australia
EopsaltriidaeAustralo-Papuan Robins1446Australia, New Guinea
IrenidaeFairy-bluebirds, Leafbirds210Southeast Asia
OrthonychidaeLogrunners, Chowchillas12Australia, New Guinea
PomatostomidaeAustralo-Papuan Babblers15Australia, New Guinea
LaniidaeTrue Shrikes330Holarctic, Africa
VireonidaeGreenlets, Peppershrikes, Shrike-vireos, Vireos451N. and S. America
CorvidaeCrows, Drongos, Fantails, Jays, Magpies + Loads more127647Worldwide
CallaeatidaeNew Zealand Wattlebirds33New Zealand
BombycillidaePalmchats, Silky-flycatchers, Waxwings58Worldwide
CinclidaeDippers15Eurasia, New World
MuscicapidaeOld World Flycatchers, Chats, True Thrushes69449Worldwide
SturnidaeCatbirds, Mockingbirds, Mynas, Starlings etc.38148Worldwide
SittidaeNuthatches, Wallcreepers225Australia, Holarctic
CerthiidaeNorthern Creepers, Wrens, Gnatcatchers etc2297Africa, Holarctic
ParidaeChickadees, Tits765Africa, Holarctic
AegithalidaeLong-tailed Tits, Bushtits38Holarctic, East Indies
HirundinidaeMartins, Swallows1489Worldwide
RegulidaeKinglets16Africa, Australia, Eurasia
PycnonotidaeBulbuls, Greenbuls21137Africa, Southern Asia
HypocoliidaeHypocolius11South America
CisticolidaeAfrican Warblers14119Africa
ZosteropidaeWhite-eyes1396Africa, Southern Asia
SylviidaeGrass-warblers, Leaf-warblers, Laughingthrushes, Wrentits101552Australasia, Eurasia
AlaudidaeLarks1791Worldwide
NectariniidaeFlowerpeckers, Sunbirds, Sugarbirds, Spiderhunters8169Asia, Australasia
Melanocharatidae310New Guinea
Paramythiidae22New Guinea
PasseridaeAccentors, Sparrows, Weavers, Whydahs51321Worldwide
MotacillidaeLongclaws, Pipits and Wagtails665Worldwide
FrigillidaeBuntings, Cardinals, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Crossbills, Honeycreepers, Woodwarblers240993Worldwide
ParadisaeidaeBirds of Paradise1742Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, North Eastern Australia
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