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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 overall nest predation rate across all species was 36% and was lowest in the five most common ground-nesting passerines (27% across species) and highest in mallards (50%) and the four most common above-ground and shrub-nesting species (44% across species) (Fig.
Melyrid beetles (Choresine): a putative source for the batrachotoxin alkaloids found in poison-dart frogs and toxic passerine birds.
This is the first release program for a passerine that has successfully incorporated all of the following techniques: collection of wild eggs, artificial incubation and hand-rearing, captive-breeding, and release and subsequent breeding of the released birds in native habitat.
The section on Non Passerine birds helps me know what plants and commercial foods are needed for my own backyard bird feeding/habitat program.
ABSTRACT [as written by Author]: To more effectively manage remaining native grasslands and declining populations of prairie passerine birds, linkages between disturbance regimes, vegetation, and bird abundance need to be more fully understood Therefore, I examined bird-habitat relationships on northern mixed-grass prairie at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern North Dakota .
Passerine will direct the asset-liability management and funds transfer pricing functions, while providing leadership and support in the areas of capital and liquidity risk management and profitability analyses.
Are summit metabolism and thermogenic endurance correlated in winter-acclimatized passerine birds?
The breeding period of this species is synchronised with the autumn flux of migratory passerines, which fly over the colonies and constitute its main food source.
Alden Miller stated that 315 passerine bones had been recovered, but that only 169 were identifiable, of which he identified 94 (1932).
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Crania of four unidentified passerine birds were extracted from owl pellets collected on 17 January-8 February 1993 and 26 July 1997, respectively.