|Carduelis tristis tristis (winter male)|
|Carpodacus mexicanus (male at left & female at right)|
|Cardinalis cardinalis (male)|
|Passer domesticus domesticus (female at top & male at bottom)|
Passeroidea consists of seed-eating, hostly herbivorous "sparrow-like" birds with a global distribution. But it is a monophyletic grouping that is supported by molecular data. So once again, our cladogram grows. For now we've got a part of the picture. Stay tuned for more in the coming days!
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Mindell, D. P., Bwoen, J. W., & Harshman, J. 2006. "Passeroidea". Retreived 06 January 2012 from http://tolweb.org/Passeroidea/67278/2006.08.02 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/