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perching birds

Passeriformes

More than half of the worlds bird species belong to this order, the perching birds . This order of over 5000 species includes many familiar backyard songbirds such as crows, cardinals, chickadees, and sparrows.

 
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. "Passeriformes" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed November 19, 2017 at http://www.biokids.umich.edu/accounts/Passeriformes/

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