Core Passeroidea
Spiza americana
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Clade: Core Passeroidea

Core Passeroidea is a clade of Passeroidea, containing Peucedramidae, Prunellidae, Estrildid clade and Passerid clade, which also include Icteroidae. This group includes familiar species such as the Scarlet Tanager, Common Yellowthroat, Ortolan Bunting, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Towhee, Snow Bunting, and Canary. It is used to differentiate from the Basal Passeroidea.

Core Passeroidea is the largest clade of Passerida, containing 18 families and over 1,500 species.


This is a highly varied group, including birds as different as cardinals and orioles, little wood warblers and big grackles, plain sparrows and brilliant tanagers.[1]




  1. ^ Kaufman, Kenn; Lives of North American Birds. Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY (1996).

Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Bird Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every order, family and other taxonomic rank related to birds.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.