passerine


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passerine

(păs′ə-rīn′)
adj.
Of or relating to birds of the order Passeriformes, which have feet specialized for grasping branches and similar structures, with the first toe facing backward. The order includes the songbirds and certain other groups, such as the flycatchers of the Americas.
n.
A bird of the order Passeriformes. Also called perching bird.

passerine

any member of the avian order Passeriformes (singing or perching birds), which includes some half of the known species of birds.
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Influence of prescribed fire history on habitat and abundance of passerine birds in northern mixed-grass prairie.
Occurrence of helminth and oocyst eggs of gastrointestinal protozoans was observed in passerine birds kept in captivity in the Brazilian Amazon (Table 1; Figure 1A-H), including in species such as Cyanoloxia rothschildii, Paroariagularis, and Tangara episcopus, whose distribution is restricted to the Amazon biome (SIGRIST, 2009).
Nest predation and nest site choice in passerine birds in habitat patches of different size: a study of magpies and blackbirds.
Although migratory passerine birds have been found to depart during days with strong tail-winds and to depart during times correlated with wind direction (Akesson and Hedenstrom 2000), the Yellow-rumped Warblers we observed may have been reluctant to depart despite considerable tailwinds because of poor visibility, including light blowing snow that began on 9 October.
Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima)', Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis); several shorebird species; raptors; and passerines (Rojek, 2001; Greer et al.
Such approaches could help us to understand why this little passerine tears apart large prey that could not be swallowed whole at all.
The results of our study at Wolf Ridge indicate that wind turbines may have positive implications for particular passerine species, such as the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, that are susceptible to brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds.
Conservation of passerine avian diversity within city area can be progressed by managing the urban green space and plantation of native flora.
a diagram which showed the evolutionary relationships of each passerine species and their common ancestors to reconstruct where ancestral passerines lived.