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Paroidea
Blue Tit aka
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
(unranked): Eupasseres
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Euoscines
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Paroidea
Informal
Diversity
3 families, 16 genera, 80 species

Paroidea is a superfamily of birds containing the fairy-flycatchers, penduline-tits and tits, chickadees and titmice. All of these birds are small, around 5" (12.7 cm)[1], although some such as the Mouse-coloured Penduline-Tit are around 2.5-3.25" (6.35-8.25 cm)[2].

For a list of species, see List of Paroids.

References

  1. ^ Dunn, Jon L. and Alderfer, Jonathan (2011). National Geographic Guide to the Birds of North America. National Geographic Society. ISBN 1426200722. 
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Dale A.; et al. (1999). Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Princeton University Press. p. 432. ISBN 0691010226. 
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.
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