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Question 1: Since the mid 2000s, literally dozens of studies are being published which try rather successfully to resolve the ________ of the passeriform radiation.
PhylogeneticsCladeComputational phylogeneticsEvolution

Question 2: del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie, D. (eds.) (2003): ________ (Vol.
Handbook of the Birds of the WorldOld World babblerHoneyeaterOld World warbler

Question 3:
What phylum does Passerine belong to?

Question 4: Most occur in Asia, Africa and ________.
Americas (terminology)South AmericaAmericasNorth America

Question 5: Superfamily ________ – mostly insectivores, distribution centered on the Indo-Pacific region.
ParrotbillOld World babblerOld World warblerPasserine

Question 6: Many passerine families were grouped together on the basis of morphological similarities that, it is now believed[citation needed], are the result of ________, not a close genetic relationship.
Parallel evolutionBirdConvergent evolutionCountershading

Question 7: ________: estrildid finches (waxbills, munias, etc)
FirefinchEstrildid finchParrotfinchEstrilda

Question 8: Much research remains to be done, but advances in ________ and improved paleobiogeographical data are gradually revealing a clearer picture of passerine origins and evolution.
EpigeneticsMolecular biologyTranscriptional regulationPost-transcriptional regulation

Question 9: Sometimes known as perching birds or, less accurately, as songbirds, the passerines form one of the most diverse terrestrial vertebrate orders: it is roughly twice as diverse as the largest of the ________ orders, the Rodentia.
PrimateMammal classificationMammalEven-toed ungulate

Question 10:
  • Superfamily N.N. – "bronchophones"
    • ________: tyrant flycatchers
      Tyrant flycatcherTityridaeFork-tailed FlycatcherGreat Kiskadee

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