Old World sparrows/Nine-primaried oscines
House Sparrow
House Sparrow
Orange-billed Sparrow
An Orange-billed Sparrow, a nine-primaried oscine.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Core Passeroidea
Clade: Passerid clade
Illiger, 1811


Nine-primaried oscines:

Passerid clade is an informal group combining the Passeridae sparrows and the nine-primaried oscines. They are found on every continent except Antarctica and mainly feed upon seeds.[1]


Passerid clade is mostly small to medium-sized birds, up to 4–21 in (10–53 cm).[2]




  1. ^ Don E. Wilson (Author), David Burnie (Author) (2001). Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0789477645. 
  2. ^ Austin, Oliver L.; Singer, Arthur (1961). Birds of the World. LCCN 61-13290. 

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