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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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We tested our hypothesis that current distribution and abundance of passerine birds is a combined function of habitat change and current landscapes in a 200 000-ha region of shrubsteppe habitat that included portions of the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (116[degrees] W, 43[degrees] N) in southwestern Idaho.
1990) compared survival of temperate and tropical passerine birds, which they calculated from recaptures of banded, unaged individuals (i.
2001) The present study deals with the Passeriformes group of birds and the main objective of the study was to observe and compare the population of passerine bird species in some selected sites in and around Lahore; assess the local status of passerine bird species by considering local conditions of the selected sites; Identify the overall threats to avian fauna; relate the population of passerine birds with reference to flora in old and new sites and suggest some recommendations to conserve the avian fauna in and around Lahore.
Autumnal premigratory and migratory periods in the Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs coelebs) and some other temperatezone passerine birds.
Finally, we note the recovery at Terapa of 62 specimens of small- to large-sized passerine birds (Passeriformes) that represent at least eight species.
Crania of four unidentified passerine birds were extracted from owl pellets collected on 17 January-8 February 1993 and 26 July 1997, respectively.
Red squirrels can kill adult passerine birds (Sullivan 1991) and are aggressive predators when they encounter bird nests containing either eggs or nestlings (Adams 1939, Layne 1954; K.
Furthermore, the detection of C faba cysts in very young passerine birds may indicate an infection during the nestling stage and a rapid development of parasite-containing subcutaneous cysts.