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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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The assemblages are dominated by sea birds (74 to 91 percent), with passeriforms and anseriforms making up the only other significant percentages (5 to 23 percent and 1 to 9 percent, respectively).
WNV is amplified enzootically among several passeriform bird species within concurrent rural and urban cycles and is tangentially transmitted to humans by several Culex mosquito species (2).
The definitive host for the trematode C faba includes both passeriform and galliform species, and infection has been reported in birds in Europe, Asia, and the Americas (North, Central, and South).
Passeriform and charadriiform birds were more reservoir competent (a derivation of viremia data) than other species tested.
The primary transmission cycle involves wild passeriform and columbiform birds, and Culex sp.