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Never Trust Passerine Nomenclature by Albertonykus Never Trust Passerine Nomenclature by Albertonykus
This comes with the obligatory caveat that the phylogeny of Neoaves is extraordinarily messy (e.g.: whether American sparrows are close to buntings or nested within them), but the general statements here are widely recognized. Some will assert, reasonably enough, that there is no need for common names to adhere to underlying phylogeny, but never let it be said that I never ignore such nuances in favor of achieving a desired effect (either elucidation or confusion in this case depending on your point of view utter confusion).

Want more confusion? This does not even include all taxa known as warblers, robins, and so forth. Here is a more comprehensive list (and includes non-passerine examples).
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. xD 
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thanks!
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D 
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, passerines, you and your taxonomic mindfuckery. :P
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Siamotyrannus isanensis comes to mind =p.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Certainly, among others.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.
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EdaphosaurusPogonias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mammals have similar problems - Golden moles, mole rats, elephant shrews, tree shrews, jack rabbits, Ethiopian wolves, Golden Jackals ect
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marcoornithodira Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Surprisingly enough, I actually knew about most of that, but I had NO idea Erithacus and friends had been moved from Turdidae. 
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