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Which bird has the most species?

Question #69284. Asked by yumchicken.
Last updated Jul 05 2021.

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I don't understand this question. Aren't birds a species of animals? Need a zoologist on this one.

Aug 04 2006, 8:57 AM
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A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. More than half of all species of bird are passerines. Sometimes known as perching birds or, less accurately, as songbirds, the passerines are one of the most spectacularly successful vertebrate orders: with around 5,400 species, they are roughly twice as diverse as the largest of the mammal orders, the Rodentia.

Aug 04 2006, 9:29 AM
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No, birds aren't a species. There is a Phyllum in the Animal Kingdom which is Birds. This is split into Orders, then Families, then Genuses and finally you get to the species. Here's one of the best descriptions I've seen of how it works. As gdec says, the order Passeriformes has the most species.

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jul 05 2021.
Aug 04 2006, 4:41 PM
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