More than half of all birds belong to this group comprising almost 6,000 species. They are sometimes called songbirds or perching birds and are as diverse and different in size as the Raven and the Goldcrest. The passerines’ feet are designed for perching in trees and their bill adapted to a diet of insects, seeds or like the Raven’s powerful beak for almost anything that can be had.
Only around nine species were breeding birds in Iceland but with increased forestry in the last decades more species have settled here . Passerine birds make their nest with care, lay several eggs and the chicks leave the nest early.
|Auðnutittlingur – Redpoll – Carduelis flammea||ORNOSK blogs|
|Glókollur – Goldcrest – Regulus regulus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Gráspör – House sparrow -Passer domesticus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Gráþröstur – Fieldfare – Turdus pilaris||ORNOSK blogs|
|Hrafn – Raven – Corvus corax||ORNOSK blogs|
|Maríuerla – White Wagtail – Motacilla alba||ORNOSK blogs|
|Músarrindill – Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes||ORNOSK blogs|
|Skógarþröstur – Redwing – Turdus iliacus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Snjótittlingur – Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis||ORNOSK blogs|
|Stari – Starling – Sturnus vulgaris||ORNOSK blogs|
|Steindepill – Wheatear – Oenanthe oenanthe||ORNOSK blogs|
|Svartþröstur – Blackbird– Turdus merula||ORNOSK blogs|
|Þúfutittlingur – Meadow Pipit – Anthus pratensis||ORNOSK blogs|