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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Aves
Order Information
Order Passeriformes
Population statistics

A passerine (Latin: passer "sparrow") is a bird of the order Passeriformes, sometimes known as "perching birds" or "songbirds". More than half of all bird species are passerines: with approximately 5,400 species, it is twice as diverse as the largest of the mammal orders, Rodentia.