About Perching Birds . . . .

A perching bird are the largest bird classification and includes more than half the world’s different bird species, with more than 5,000 unique species classified as perching birds. 

The most prominent characteristic shared by all perching birds is the arrangement of their toes. They have three toes facing forward and one backward, which allows the bird to easily cling to both horizontal and nearly vertical perches, including branches and tree trunks. These birds also have an adaptation in their legs that gives them extra strength for perching.

Because there are so many birds that can be classified as perching birds and they are so diverse I have tried to separate some perching birds into different categories. The perching birds that I have put in other classifications are: Blackbirds, Doves and Pigeons, Flycatchers, Honeyeaters, Sparrows, Tanagers, Cardinals, Bunting, and Grosbeak. After separating some birds into other categories there are still too many species to put into a single group so I have separated the remaining species into three categories by size: Large, Medium and Small.

I will be adding more species of Large Perching Birds as I am able to see them and photograph them so check back later to see my new photos of these birds.

Bulbuls

Black-crested Bulbul

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Brown-eared Bulbul

Japan

Japan

Japan

South Korea

South Korea

Red-vented Bulbul

Fiji

Fiji

Fiji

Hawaii

Hawaii

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Streak-eared Bulbul

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam

Thailand

Stripe-throated Bulbul

Vietnam

Vietnam

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Catbirds

Gray Catbird

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Chats

Yellow-breasted Chat

Texas

Texas

Texas

Jays

Blue Jay

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Magpies

Australian Magpie

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Eurasian Magpie

Greece

Netherlands

Oriental Magpie

South Korea

South Korea

South Korea

South Korea

Mockingbirds

Northern Mockingbird

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Tropical Mockingbird

Trinidad & Tobago

Thrashers

Brown Thrasher

Texas

Texas

Curve-billed Thrasher

Texas

Pearly-eyed Thrasher

US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

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