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The order does seem to have a common heritage, however, judging from the sum
of the characters that place them high in degree of specialization, just below the
perching birds (Passeriformes) and the woodpecker-like birds (Piciformes).
No single arrangement is universally accepted. (L.L.S.) Passeriformes (perching
birds) The order Passeriformes, the passerines, or perching birds, is the
dominant avian group on Earth today. Considered the most highly evolved of all
Comparison of Systems of Passeriform Classification Encyclopaedia Britannica
Wetmore, 1960 Peters Checklist Storer, 1971 Order Passeriformes Passeriformes
Passeriformes Passeriformes Suborder Eurylaimi Eurylaimi Eurylaimi Eurylaimi ...
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