Sunday Inspiration – Passeriformes Review III

Painted Bunting Subspecies (Passerina ciris ciris) ©WikiC

Painted Bunting Subspecies (Passerina ciris ciris) ©WikiC

Today we finish the Review of the Passeriformes Order of birds. These are the perching and songbird that are spread around the world for us to enjoy. You can check on the other two reviews with the links at the end of this article. This is the last of the 131 Families currently in this order.

And the lords of the Philistines passed in review by hundreds and by thousands, but David and his men passed in review at the rear with Achish. (1 Samuel 29:2 NKJV)

This verse in I Samuel 29:2 mentions the “lords of the Philistines passed in review by hundreds and by thousands,” That verse has nothing to do with our birds, but we have passed before your eyes for months a review of these beautifully created birds from our Lord. With over 6,000 in the Passerinformes order, they have gone by week after week adding up to hundreds and thousands. I trust you have learned to appreciate the variety and splendor of many of them. Yet, there were some, like the “common, plain” birds that are still there to be enjoyed.

House Sparrow by Ray

House Sparrow by Ray

Just as none of us are “plain” or “common”, God loves us all.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.” (Luke 12:6 NKJV)

Here is the last part of the families in this Order. They continue in the Taxonomic order.

Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes
Sylviidae – Sylviid Babblers
Zosteropidae – White-eyes
Arcanatoridae – Dapple-throat and allies
Promeropidae – Sugarbirds
Irenidae – Fairy-bluebirds
Regulidae – Goldcrests, Kinglets
Elachuridae – Elachuras
Hyliotidae – Hyliotas
Troglodytidae – Wrens
Polioptilidae – Gnatcatchers
Sittidae – Nuthatches
Tichodromidae – Wallcreeper
Certhiidae – Treecreepers
Mimidae – Mockingbirds, Thrashers
Sturnidae – Starlings, Rhabdornis
Buphagidae – Oxpeckers
Turdidae – Thrushes
Muscicapidae – Chats, Old World Flycatchers (320)
Cinclidae – Dippers
Chloropseidae – Leafbirds
Dicaeidae – Flowerpeckers
Nectariniidae – Sunbirds
Passeridae – Old World Sparrows, Snowfinches
Ploceidae – Weavers, Widowbirds
Estrildidae – Waxbills, Munias and allies
Viduidae – Indigobirds, Whydahs
Peucedramidae – Olive Warbler
Prunellidae – Accentors
Motacillidae – Wagtails, Pipits
Urocynchramidae – Przevalski’s Finch
Fringillidae – Finches
Parulidae – New World Warblers
Incertae-Sedis2 – Family Uncertain-Wrenthrush and Chat
Icteridae – Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds
Coerebidae – Bananaquit
Emberizidae – Buntings, New World Sparrows and allies
Thraupidae – Tanagers and allies
Calcariidae – Longspurs, Snow Buntings
Cardinalidae – Cardinals, Grosbeaks and allies

Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor) by Dan at Wing of Asia Zoo Miami

Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor) by Dan at Wing of Asia Zoo Miami

A list of the Sunday Inspirations about these families. Mr. Joe Cool, as I call him, is one of my favorite Laughingthrushes.

Laughingthrush – Leiothrichidae Family ~ “Ten Thousand Joys” ~ Choir – Lisa Brock – Jessie Padgett (Faith Baptist)

Sylviid Babblers ~ “I Stand Amazed” ~ Faith Baptist Choir

White Eyes ~ “Come, Look To Jesus” ~ Played by Jill Foster at Faith Baptist (during Communion)

Seven Small Families ~ “All Hail The Power” – Faith Baptist Orchestra

Wrens ~ “He is Everything To Me” – Men’s Ensemble – Faith Baptist

Nuthatches and Creepers ~ “How Deep Is Your Love?” – Played by Jill Foster (Faith Baptist)

Mockingbirds and Thrashers ~ “I Am Loved” ~ Faith Baptist Orchestra

Starlings, Mynas and Rhabdornis ~ “Once Upon A Tree” ~ Choir – and – “Sing To Jesus” ~ Angel Long & Jessie Padgett

Oxpeckers and Thrushes ~ “I Heard The Bells With Peace On Earth” – with Jessie Padgett, Angel Long and the FX Girls

Chats and Old World Flycatchers I ~ “Wise Men Still Seek Him” – Trio and Choir

Chats and Old World Flycatchers II ~ “The Birthday of a King” ~ by Dr. Richard Gregory, now in Glory

Chats and Old World Flycatchers III ~ O Come, O Come Emmanuel”  by Meagan Fee on Violin and Jill Foster accompanying

Dippers, Leafbirds and Flowerpeckers ~ Faith Medley” – Faith Baptist Choir

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters ~ “The Fountain” Harp — 9-year-old Alisa Sadikova – Video

Old World Sparrows ~ “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” – Don Marsh Orchestra

Weavers and Allies ~ “Jesus What A Might Name” – Pastor Jerry w/Choir and Orchestra

Waxwings and Allies I ~ “My Jesus I Love Thee” – by Meagan Fee (didn’t work 1st time-fixed)

Waxwings and Allies II ~ “My Jesus I Love Thee” – by Meagan Fee at Faith Baptist

Some Small Families ~ “Little Prayers” – by the ©The Hyssongs

Wagtails and Pipits ~ “Glorious Love” – Choir, Orchestra, Solo by Pastor Jerry

Finches I ~ “Mercies Anew” ~ by Lisa Brock, accompanied by Jill Foster

Finches II ~ “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place” ~ ©Artisans in Brass (Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs-Album) Used with permission

Finches III ~ “Shout To The North and the South” ~ by Faith Baptist Church Choir

Finches IV ~ “Once Upon A Tree” ~ by Faith Baptist Church Choir

New World Warblers – I ~ “How Can I Keep From Singing?” ~ Pastor Jerry Smith, Reagan, Caleb and Jessie

New World Warblers – II ~ “Heavenly Sunlight” ~ by Artisans in Brass

Three Small Families ~ “I’ll Be a Friend to Jesus” ~ Faith Baptist Quartet

Icteridae Family I ~ I’ll Stand Up and Say So” – by the ©The Hyssongs

Icteridae Family II ~ “It Is Well With My Soul” ~ by Sean Fielder

Icteridae Family III ~ “Stay Close To Me” ~ ©Hyssongs

Emberizidae’s – Buntings ~ “Triumphantly The Church Will Rise” ~ Faith Baptist Men’s Quintet

Emberizidae – Part II ~ “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” ~ by Kathy Lisby at Faith Baptist

Emberizidae Family Allies I ~ “Be Thou My Vision” ~ by Ladies and Girls Choir on Mother’s Day

Emberizidae Family Allies II ~ “Worthy The Lamb” – Faith Baptist Choir and Orchestra

Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies I – “My Jesus I Love Thee” ~ Faith Baptist Orchestra

Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies II – “My Faith Still Holds” ~ Faith Baptist Orchestra

Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies III – “Jesus Paid It All” – Men’s Father’s Day Choir and “While The Ages Roll” –  Men’s Quartet

Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies IV – “El Shaddai” ~ by Nell Reese

Thraupidae – Dacnis, Honeycreepers, Conebills ~ “Amazing Grace” and “I Love You, Written in Red” – – Orchestra & Choir (Faith Baptist Church)

Thraupidae – Flowerpiercers, Sierra Finches, Plus ~ “Your Grace is Sufficient” ~ Special by Courtney Love – Flute

Inca, Warbling and Various Finches ~ “Quiet Rest” and “Sweet Hour of Prayer” ~  by Kathy Lisby – Nell Reese acc. on piano.

Thraupidae Tanagers and Allies  VIII ~ “And Can It Be” – Sung by Angel Long and acc. Sean Fielder*

Thraupidae Tanagers and Allies Finale ~ “Hallelujah For The Cross” ~ by Jessie Padgett

Calcariidae – Longspurs and Snow Buntings ~ “House on A Rock” ~ by the Summer Kid’s Choir

Cardinalidae Family of Cardinals Plus ~ “Written in Red” – Orchestra & Choir

Cardinalidae Wrap-up ~ “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” ~ Choir and Orchestra

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“And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain,” (2 Chronicles 13:12a KJV)

“Ship Ahoy ~ by Dr. Richard Gregory


Sunday Inspiration – Passeriformes Review I

Sunday Inspiration – Passeriformes Review II

More Sunday Inspirations

Sunday Inspiration – Passeriformes Review I

Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) ©©holyknight33 Flickr

Pompadour Cotinga (Xipholena punicea) ©©holyknight33 Flickr

“Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;” (1Ch 16:12)

Now that the Passeriformes – Songbird families were all presented weekly, let’s review these families. The slide show will show one photo from each family. These will be in taxonomic order.

Also, the links to these families will be listed and the article associated with them. This will be a several week review. There are 131 families. All total, there are over 6,000 birds in these families and thankfully, most of them we were able to show. Some photos are protected by copyright and it was not possible to find a photo. Yet, there were more show than we would ever be able to see individually, in person.

Acanthisittidae – New Zealand Wrens
Eurylaimidae – Broadbills
Pittidae – Pittas
Furnariidae – Ovenbirds
Thamnophilidae – Antbirds
Formicariidae – Antthrushes
Grallariidae – Antpittas
Conopophagidae – Gnateaters
Rhinocryptidae – Tapaculos
Melanopareiidae – Crescentchests
Tyrannidae – Tyrant Flycatchers
Cotingidae – Cotingas
Pipridae – Manakins
Tityridae – Tityras, Becards
Menuridae – Lyrebirds
Atrichornithidae – Scrubbirds
Ptilonorhynchidae – Bowerbirds
Climacteridae – Australasian Treecreepers
Maluridae – Australasian Wrens
Meliphagidae – Honeyeaters
Dasyornithidae – Bristlebirds
Pardalotidae – Pardalotes
Acanthizidae – Australasian Warblers
Pomatostomidae – Australasian Babblers
Orthonychidae – Logrunners
Cnemophilidae – Satinbirds
Melanocharitidae – Berrypeckers, Longbills
Paramythiidae – Painted Berrypeckers
Callaeidae – New Zealand Wattlebirds
Notiomystidae – Stitchbird
Psophodidae – Whipbirds, Jewel-babblers and Quail-thrushes
Platysteiridae – Wattle-eyes, Batises
Tephrodornithidae – Woodshrikes and allies
Prionopidae – Helmetshrikes
Malaconotidae – Bushshrikes
Machaerirhynchidae – Boatbills
Vangidae – Vangas
Pityriaseidae – Bristlehead
Artamidae – Woodswallows,butcherbirds and allies
Rhagologidae – Mottled Berryhunter

Black-necked Wattle-eye (Platysteira chalybea) ©TimBoucher

Black-necked Wattle-eye (Platysteira chalybea) ©TimBoucher

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.” (Psa 143:5)

Beginning of Passeriformes Order (Songbirds) For The Sunday Inspiration

More Amazing Birds ~ “Jesus What A Might Name” – Pastor Jerry w/Choir and Orchestra

Ant Birds ~ “He Looked Beyond My Fault” ~ ©The Hyssongs

Everlasting God ~”Everlasting God” – Pastor Jerry, Reagan Osborne, Caleb & Jessie Padgett

Flycatchers ~ “Amazing Grace” – Orchestra and “I Love You, Written in Red” – Choir (Faith Baptist Church)

Give Thanks ~ “Give Thanks” ~ sung by Mark Quijano, his YouTube Channel

There is a Redeemer ~ “There is a Redeemer,” played by Nell Reese at Faith Baptist Church

Australian Birds ~ “How Can I Keep From Singing” – Pastor Jerry Smith, Jessie and Caleb Padgett and Reagan Osborne

Honeyeaters ~ “Blood of Jesus Medley” ~ Faith Baptist Church Choir

Worthy ~ “Worthy” ~ Faith Baptist Choir and Orchestra

Variety II ~ “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” – Vegter Six

Whipbirds, Wattle-eyes and Allies – ” Be Thou My Vision and Battle Hymn of the Republic” ~ played by Sean Fielder

Woodshrikes and Helmetshrikes ~ ” I’ve Got Joy” ~ by the Faith Baptist Orchestra

Bushshrikes and Boatbills ~ “We Shall See Jesus” ~ Margaret Hiebert, Pastor and Jill Osborne and Pastor Jerry Smith

Vangas and Friends ~ “I Still Believe” – ©The Hyssongs



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“Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.” (Psa 104:1)

“To Win My Soul” – Sung by Jessie Padgett”

Sunday Inspirations


Sharing The Gospel


Birds in Christmas Hymns – Review

Christmas Island White-eye (Zosterops natalis) by Ian

Christmas Island White-eye (Zosterops natalis) by Ian

Birds in Christmas Hymns

Birds in Christmas Hymns

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out… (Mark 14:26a KJV)

Here are the Birds in Christmas Hymns from the Birds in Hymns Page. Many writers of these hymns must have enjoyed our beautiful created birds and included them in these Christmas Hymns.

Carol of Birds (Bird, Nightingale, Sparrow, Finch, Partridge, Nest), (Australian Birds)
Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart – (Birds, Perch, Sparrow, Dove)
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Eagle, Dove, Wing, Pinion)
I Wonder As I Wander (Bird)
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee – (Singing bird)
The Day The Christ-Child’s Tender Eyes – (Birds, Feather)
The Friendly Beasts – (Dove)
The Worcester Christmas Carol – (Bird)
This Endris Night – (Bird)
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne –  (Bird, Nest)
Welcome To Christmas – (Dove, Wing)


Birdwatching Reviews – Miscellaneous

Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) babies ©WikiC coracii

Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) babies ©WikiC coracii

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. (Psalms 111:4 KJV)

Thank all of you who have been checking out the reviews the last few days. Today will be the last of my “coasting mode” as the stitches are supposed to be removed later today. Also, thank you for your prayers. It appears the infection is decreasing and the healing is finally taking hold.

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) by Nikhil Devasar

“His Eye Is On The Sparrow” – House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) by Nikhil Devasar

So, what is left to review? One of my enjoyable series has been the Birds in Hymns. That came about because so many hymns and songs mention birds. Listen to the words as you sing and you will be amazed how much “birdwatching” you can do while singing. Most of the material is in the Hymns section.

Great Horned Owl - Lowry Pk Zoo by Lee

Great Horned Owl – Lowry Pk Zoo by Lee

A fairly new section are our (mine and Dan’s) Photos from various birdwatching trips. This is still in the “rounding up stage.” The are being presented by families, but the photos are filed by our trips. Stay tuned as the photos and videos are sorted into the correct families.

Platypus From Creation Wiki

Platypus From Creation Wiki

Most readers know that I believe the Lord created the birds and all the rest of the animals, plants, world, universe and all the rest, The Formed By Him blogs are about birds, where as the When I Consider! is not limited to only our avian friends.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. (Psalms 111:10 KJV)

I am sure by now, you have noticed that this website is titled “Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures PLUS.” The PLUS was added so that other interesting topics could be shared, especially Creation type articles.

The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. (Psalms 111:2 KJV)

Without the permission of these fantastic photographers to use their photos, where would this blog be? Please check out their sites for spectacular birds and other topics. Each have different areas of the world and interest that keep them “snapping away.”


There are other articles scattered around, but most of the main topics have been shared in these four Reviews. Thank you for visiting and looking around. You may not have noticed the

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tally down the sidebar, but the 1 Million mark is coming up soon. Not sure how it will be celebrated, but it will mostly be thanking you for your visits and the Lord for giving me the ideas for these many blogs and the other writers like A J, Ian and the other guest writers.

…I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. (Psalms 9:1 KJV)


Birdwatching Reviews – Guest Writers


Scarlet Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta) by Ian at Birdway

Scarlet Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta) by Ian at Birdway

He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion. (Psalms 111:4 AMP)

While we are reviewing while I am still in the “coasting mode“, today let’s review the various Regular and Guest Writers. I am so thankful for all of them and especially two who are regulars and have their own pages (menu).

Ian Montgomery, an Australian, was one of first photographers who gave permission to use his photos. From there, he gave permission to reproduce his newsletters in our Ian’s Bird of the Week series. I have enjoyed them and trust you have also. He has introduced us to many birds we would never have seen or heard about.

Bird and Newsletter Date

Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana) by Ian

Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana) by Ian

A J or a j mithra as he prefers, is from India and has been providing articles about birds and challenging us to better serve the Lord. He always seem to make great spiritual comparisons between the avian behavior and the lessons to be learned from them. You can find these at the tab,  a j mithra and he writes most of the Nuggets Plus.

a j mithra:

Nuggets Plus:

Robin Eating by Jim Fenton

Robin Eating by Jim Fenton

We also have various writers, like Dottie Malcolm and her grand-daughter, Emma, who write now and then. They are members of our church. Stephen is also from our church.

Dorothy (Dottie) Belle Malcolm’s:

Emma Foster:

Stephen Simpson’s:

Guest Writers From the Past:

And others:

The Lord has been gracious to allow the blog to have these add their additions. So, check these out. Must be one or two you haven’t read before. And thank you for visiting here as often as you do. Pressing the “Like” now and then helps us know which type articles you enjoy the best.


Birdwatching Reviews

Crested Coua (Coua cristata) by Lee at LPZoo

Crested Coua (Coua cristata) by Lee at LPZoo

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I ponder the work of Your hands. (Psalms 143:5 AMP)

If you read yesterday’s post, Birds of the Bible Review II, you know I am in a “coasting mode” due to surgery on my neck. Today, I am encouraging you to look around the blog at some of the many Birdwatching articles that have been written over the last five years. Also, continue to pray that my cut heals and the infection clears up. It is better today.

Here are some of those many articles:

Joe Cool

(Black and White) Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor) by Lee


Beside them the birds of the heavens have their nests; they sing among the branches. [Matt. 13:32.] (Psalms 104:12 AMP)

Our Birdwatching Trips and other comments about birds and birding.

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) Zoo Miami by Lee

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) Zoo Miami by Lee

Formed By Him

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created (Revelation 4:11 KJV)

List of Articles:

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan at Brevard Zoo

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

Birds of the World

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And [yet] not one of them is forgotten or uncared for in the presence of God. (Luke 12:6 AMP)

Birds of the World