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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 maximum diversity of passerine bird species was found in Jinnah Garden and Woodland Wildlife Park which was 14 bird species out of 23 observed passerine bird species but the minimum diversity was found in Shalimar Garden which was 7 bird species (Figure-3)
In total, we obtained information on sperm size, SST anatomy, and rate of extrapair paternity for 21 species of passerine birds (representing seven families) from Europe, North America and Australia (see the appendix).
1996), who have suggested that for guiding principles for bird conservation in the Neotropics, one might focus on assemblages of endemics and habitat specialists rather than on sheer number of species, we do suggest using Indicator Species analysis as a clue for detecting groups of Passerine bird species that would be bioindicators.
4) As a passerine bird with a high metabolic rate, the insulin was likely rapidly metabolized.
Ultimate adjustment of clutch size to parental feeding capacity in a passerine bird.
This is true not only for breeding passerine birds, which make up the core of their analyses, but for a wide variety of taxa (including annual and perennial plants, ciliate parasites, and fig wasps), and is apparent at spatial scales ranging from a few hectares to over half of North America.
These species include all the corvids tested, as well as House Sparrow and Common Grackle, two abundant passerine bird species likely to be important reservoir hosts in some locations, and Ring-billed Gull.
Influence of prescribed fire history on habitat and abundance of passerine birds in northern mixed-grass prairie.
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).
However, our results are similar to the data obtained for the passerine birds eggshells (Mora 2003).
Prey selection by sparrowhawks, accipiter nisus: relative predation risk for breeding passerine birds in relation to their size, ecology and behaviour.