passerine


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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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Intraseasonal and especially supra-annual population peaks may amplify small mammal attack rates to significant levels, with consequences for passerine population ecology.
Finally, in a study of European passerines, Moller (1986) found that polygynous species were not more often sexually dimorphic in plumage than monogamous species.
The general and body condition of psittacine and passerine birds were compared by the Mann-Whitney U test for 2 X k ordered tables.
The present study is of importance for future epidemiological and ecological investigations and because of the implications of parasitism by this species among members of this family or even in other passerines.
Time-specific variation in passerine nest survival: new insights into old questions.
Phenological studies in Croatia were up to now restricted to the spring arrival of breeding passerines (Dolenec, 2003; Kralj and Dolenec, 2008; Dolenec et al., 2009).
Temperature swings can be extreme and being subject to all the prevailing winds, the conditions can be particularly hostile for small passerines [perching birds, including all songbirds].
Alden Miller stated that 315 passerine bones had been recovered, but that only 169 were identifiable, of which he identified 94 (1932).
The gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), a migratory passerine bird, is known to be infected with the blood parasite Plasmodium relictum.
Fortunately, a researcher at SUNY Albany who was using very light transmitters on small passerine birds put DEC in contact with a telemetry manufacturer who modified the tiny transmitters for an aquatic environment.
Of four species of passerine birds analyzed in detail by Brown et al.