Characteristic features of parrots include a strong curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly colored, and some are multi-colored. Most of the more than species in this family are found in the New World. The family Corvidae includes crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers, and ground jays. Corvids are above average in size among the Passeriformes, and some of the larger species show high levels of intelligence.
The Monarchinae are a relatively recent grouping of a number of seemingly very different birds, mostly from the Southern Hemisphere, which are more closely related than they at first appear. Many of the approximately species making up the family were previously assigned to other groups, largely on the basis of general morphology or behavior. With the new insights generated by the DNA-DNA hybridisation studies of Sibley and his co-workers toward the end of the 20th century, however, it became clear that these apparently unrelated birds were all descended from a common ancestor.
The Monarchinae are small to medium-sized insectivorous passerines, many of which hunt by flycatching. Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights.
Most larks are fairly dull in appearance. Their food is insects and seeds. The family Hirundinidae is adapted to aerial feeding. They have a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings, and a short bill with a wide gape. The feet are adapted to perching rather than walking, and the front toes are partially joined at the base. The Paridae are mainly small stocky woodland species with short stout bills.
Some have crests. They are adaptable birds, with a mixed diet including seeds and insects. Bulbuls are a family of medium-sized passerine songbirds resident in Africa and tropical Asia.
These are mostly frugivorous birds. The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to tropical and sub-tropical Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. The birds of this group are mostly of undistinguished appearance, their plumage above being generally some dull color like greenish-olive, but some species have a white or bright yellow throat, breast or lower parts, and several have buff flanks.
But as indicated by their scientific name, derived from the Ancient Greek for girdle-eye, there is a conspicuous ring around the eyes of many species. They have rounded wings and strong legs. All the species of white-eyes are sociable, forming large flocks which only separate on the approach of the breeding season. Though mainly insectivorous, they eat nectar and fruits of various kinds.
The members of this family are diverse in size and coloration, though those of genus Turdoides tend to be brown or grayish. The family is found in Africa, India, and southeast Asia. The members of this family are usually rather large for "warblers". Most are rather plain olivaceous brown above with much yellow to beige below.
They are usually found in open woodland, reedbeds, or tall grass. The family occurs mostly in southern to western Eurasia and surroundings, but also ranges far into the Pacific, with some species in Africa. The Old World flycatchers are a large family of small passerine birds restricted to the Old World. These are mainly small arboreal insectivores , many of which, as the name implies, take their prey on the wing.
The appearance of these birds is highly varied, but they mostly have weak songs and harsh calls. The nest of most is a well-constructed cup in a tree or hedge. The thrushes are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium-sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs. The mimids are a family of passerine birds which includes thrashers, mockingbirds, tremblers, and the New World catbirds.
These birds are notable for their vocalization, especially their remarkable ability to mimic a wide variety of birds and other sounds heard outdoors. The species tend towards dull grays and browns in their appearance.
Starlings are small to medium-sized Old World passerine birds with strong feet. Their flight is strong and direct and most are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country, and they eat insects and fruit. The plumage of several species is dark with a metallic sheen. Honeyeaters prefer to flit quickly from perch to perch in the outer foliage, stretching up or sideways or hanging upside down at need.
They have a highly developed brush-tipped tongue, which is frayed and fringed with bristles which soak up liquids readily. The tongue is flicked rapidly and repeatedly into a flower, the upper mandible then compressing any liquid out when the bill is closed.
It was last seen in The Estrildidae are small passerine birds of the Old World tropics and Australasia. It is however still believed by some that the species may survive undetected, as the species had already been proclaimed extinct twice: once in the s later rediscovered in and again from late s to the early s, being rediscovered by S.
However, it has a loud and distinctive call, and intensive surveys have failed to find any since The KBCC Discovery Forest is providing service-learning opportunities for volunteers and habitat and food for native birds. Using conservation breeding and release techniques, for over 20 years, the KBCC has been saving critically endangered Hawaiian birds from extinction and restoring these species in the wild.
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