Image via WikipediaSongbirds or perching birds are called passerines. A passerine is a bird of the order Passeriformes, which contains the most species of birds of the twenty-seven orders of birds on Earth. They represent about 45% of the bird species in Michigan, and nearly three-fifths of all living birds worldwide.
The largest passerine is the Common Raven which can weigh as much as 3 pounds. They can be found across the northern hemisphere. When you hear the variety of noises, such as caws,
Image via Wikipediacroaks, and gurgles that the raven produces you may not think of it as a songbird, but their wide range of vocalizations for communication is impressive.
The smallest North American passerine is the Verdin, a tiny, active songbird of the arid southwestern
United States and northern , which weighs 0.2 oz. Mexico
List of Birds in the United States - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_the_United_States