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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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Responses of passerine bird species are of particular interest because they are sensitive responders to habitat change (Wu and others 2018), which may make them suitable indicators for measuring the outcomes of variable tree retention (Rosenvald and Lohmus 2008).
Significant differences in the presented clinical signs between psittacine and passerine birds were not detected.
Coparasitism by coccidial oocysts and helminth eggs was observed in 4.02% (7/174) of the parasitized passerine birds. This coparasitism was diagnosed in fecal samples from Turdus spp.
The OMR, a secondary cavity nester, is a well-known passerine bird for its complex and melodious song (Bhatt et al.
Batrachotoxin alkaloids from passerine birds: a second toxic bird genus (Ifrita kowaldft from New Guinea.
We tested our hypothesis that trajectory and magnitude of habitat change influenced observed distribution and abundance of passerine birds breeding in shrubsteppe habitats of southwestern Idaho.
However, Price and Birch (1996) showed that evolutionary changes between monomorphism and dimorphism are frequent in passerine birds and are unlikely to be constrained by an absence of genetic variation.
Studies on small- to medium-sized passerine birds ([is less than] 100 g body mass) have revealed annual adult survival rates (S) of 40-60% in northern temperate zones, primarily in North America and Europe (Lack 1954, Dobson 1990).
On the origin and evolution of nest building by passerine birds. Condor, 99: 253-270.
Trichomonas gallinae has emerged worldwide as a cause of mortality in songbirds (passerine birds).
It is found on birds of order Coraciiformes, Passeriformes and Piciformes; with maximum number of species on passerine birds (Kellogg and Chapman 1902; Keler1936; Tendeiro and Mendes 1994; Price et al.
For example, of a total of 57 specimens of 5 species of passerine birds that struck the lighthouse at Cape Scott, British Columbia, at the northwest corner of Vancouver Island, during spring migration on 2 and 3 May 1972, 30 were Savannah Sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis), all of them males (Hatler and Campbell 1975).