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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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Aves silvestres capturadas para el estudio, segun Orden y especie (n=185) Orden Especie Especimen (n) (%) Passeriforme Passer domesticus 118 63.8 Volatinia jacarina 31 16.8 Troglodytes aedon 4 2.2 Pyrocephalus rubinus 2 1.1 Molothrus bonariensis 1 0.5 Cuculiforme Crotophaga sulcirostris 2 1.1 Columbiforme Columbina cruziana 24 12.9 Psittaciforme Forpus coelestis 3 1.6 Total 185 100.0 Cuadro 2.
(2010) reportan para la Selva del Pacifico mexicano el uso de especies de aves y mamiferos de los ordenes Passeriformes (12), Columbidae (6), Carnivora (8), Rodentia (1), Lagomorpha (1) y Didelphimorphia (1).
This method of collecting thus places several limitations on the physical inventory of both very small species (including shrews and many small Passeriformes) and large-bodied species (including whales).
The oesophagus of the grey-backed shrike did not have crop, this was in according with the finding in other Passeriformes birds (Rajabi & Nabipour, 2009).
The most diverse group of birds in Gilgit-Baltistan is order Passeriformes and there are some rare species, which not only occur in the area but also breed here such as Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Lesser Kestrel (Sheikh, 2001).
Variations in plumage coloration of Erythrura gouldiae (Passeriformes: Estrildidae) in captivity
Interesting is the fact, that of the over 70 papers Flavio has published alone and co-authored, the first two were about Passeriformes: Bettini, G., J.
Skylarks (Alauda arvensis L.; Passeriformes: Alaudidae) also have been hypothesized to increase P intake by augmenting their plant diet with insects, mostly beetles (Green 1980).
Record of a leucistic Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus ruflventris (Passeriformes, Turdidae) in Sao Paulo city, Southeastern Brazil.
In the present study we studied the anatomical and histological details of the pecten oculi in the ostrich (Struthioniformes), duck (Anseriformes), pigeon (Columbiformes), turkey (Galliformes), and starling (Passeriformes) which belong to different orders of the avian species.