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passerines

birds belonging to the order Passeriformes.
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Despite warm temperatures and high vector abundance, WNV activity was low during its introductory year (2002), as indicated by low numbers of human cases, undetectably low seasonal MIR, and by low seroprevalence in passerines in 2003.
To define the role of birds as reservoirs and disseminators of Borrelia spirochetes, we characterized tick infestation and reservoir competence of migratory passerine birds in Sweden.
The Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a small passerine (60-75 g) that breeds in taiga and taiga-tundra ecotones across Canada and Alaska, but many individuals migrate and spend the winter in the northern USA.
It is possible that the abundance and species diversity of shrub-nesting passerines have increased on this study site during the past decade concomitant with the gradual but steady encroachment of autumn olive shrubs.
Birds -- including passerines, goshawks and gulls -- and mammals like soay sheep, red dear and polar bears, have also trended toward less bulk.
Temperature swings can be extreme and being subject to all the prevailing winds, the conditions can be particularly hostile for small passerines [perching birds, including all songbirds].
Among other migratory passerines, densities exceeded 1 individual/ha at all three sites for Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Red-eyed Vireo (Table 3).
Field Guide to Songbirds of South America: The Passerines
Additional chapters deal with specific types of birds such as passerines, raptors, cranes, Psittacine birds, waterfowl and rarities.
Alden Miller apparently only saw the passerines in the SBMNH collection as most of the bones of this group at LACM, although sorted, have not been identified.
One does not know the migratory patterns of both passerines and shorebirds to encompass much of Southeast Asia ranging from Yellow Sea and South China sea across Philippines and Indonesia to Australia.
Per Alstrom, a research scientist at the Evolutionary Biology Centre of Sweden's Uppsala University, will explain how to identify Pipits, Wagtails and other passerines.