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, and 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 small Perching Birds as I am able to see them and photograph them so check back later to see my new photos of these birds.

Chickadees

Black-capped Chickadee

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Carolina Chickadee

Texas

Texas

Texas

Fairywrens

Superb Fairywren

Australia

Australia

Splendid Fairywren

Australia

Australia

Gnatcatchers

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Kinglets

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Texas

Texas

Texas

Nuthatchs

White-breasted Nuthatch

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Western Rock Nuthatch

Greece

Greece

Pardalotes

Straited Pardalote

Australia

Australia

Australia

Taylorbirds

Dark-necked Taylorbird

Vietnam

Tits

Bushtit

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Great Tit

Spain

Japanese Tit

Japan

Japan

Japan

Verdin (Tit)

Arizona

Arizona

Titmouses

Black-crested Titmouse

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Tufted Titmouse

Texas

Texas

Texas

Vireos

Philadelphia Vireo

Texas

Texas

Texas

White-eyed Vireo

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Warblers

American Redstart (Warbler)

Texas

Texas

Trinidad & Tobago

Baybreasted Warbler

Texas

Texas

Black-and-white Warbler

Texas

Texas

Black-browed Reed Warbler

Vietnam

Vietnam

Common Yellowthroat (Warbler)

Female

Texas

Female

Texas

Male

Texas

Kentucky Warbler

Texas

Texas

Magnolia Warbler

Texas

Texas

Texas

Norther Waterthrush (Warbler)

Trinidad & Tobago

Orange-crowned Warbler

Texas

Texas

Texas

Ovenbird (Warbler)

Texas

Texas

Texas

Pine Warbler

Texas

Texas

Prothonotary Warbler

Texas

Texas

Texas

Townsend’s Warbler

Texas

Wilson Warbler

Texas

Texas

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Texas

Texas

Texas

Yellow Warbler

Honduras

Honduras

Wrens

Bewick’s Wren

New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico

Carolina Wren

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

Texas

House Wren

Texas

Texas

Texas

Marsh Wren

Texas

Texas

Texas

Rock Wren

New Mexico

New Mexico

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