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Near passerine

Near passerine is a term often given to those land birds most closely related to the true passerines in the order Passeriformes, which corresponds to some extent with the Anomalogonatae of Beddard. Whether all of these orders represent relatives of the Passeriformes or not is uncertain.

Rainbow Bee-eater
Rainbow Bee-eater

They comprise

Order Pterocliformes

Order Columbiformes

Order Psittaciformes

Order Cuculiformes

Order Strigiformes

Order Caprimulgiformes

Order Apodiformes

Order Coliformes

Order Trogoniformes

Order Coraciiformes

Order Piciformes

See also

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