fullsizerender-1Songbirds are birds that belong to the order, Passeriformes; these are perching birds who use songs to establish and maintain territories as well as attract mates. Songbirds differ from other birds because they have very complex and varied songs, whereas the vocalizations of other orders of birds tend to be simpler and more repetitive. Common songbirds in Illinois include sparrows, cardinals and robins.

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