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pas·ser·ine

 (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.

[Latin passerīnus, of sparrows, from passer, sparrow.]

passerine

(ˈpæsəˌraɪn; -ˌriːn)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Passeriformes, an order of birds characterized by the perching habit: includes the larks, finches, crows, thrushes, starlings, etc
n
(Animals) any bird belonging to the order Passeriformes
[C18: from Latin passer sparrow]

pas•ser•ine

(ˈpæs ər ɪn, -əˌraɪn, -əˌrin)

adj.
1. of, belonging, or pertaining to the order Passeriformes, comprising more than half of all birds and typically having the feet adapted for perching.
n.
2. any bird of the order Passeriformes.
[1770–80; < Latin passerīnus of a sparrow]

pas·ser·ine

(păs′ə-rīn′)
Belonging to the order of perching birds, including more than half of all living birds. Passerine birds are of small to medium size, have three toes pointing forward and one pointing back, and are often brightly colored. The songbirds are passerines.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perchpasserine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Passeriformes, Passeriformes - largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
sparrow, true sparrow - any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
lyrebird - Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape
scrub bird, scrubbird, scrub-bird - small fast-running Australian bird resembling a wren and frequenting brush or scrub
broadbill - small birds of the Old World tropics having bright plumage and short wide bills
tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
jenny wren, wren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
Adj.1.passerine - relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds
nonpasserine - relating to or characteristic of birds that are not perching birds
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for information the demolition of the site of lorcy must intervene between october and march, that is to say outside the sensitive periods for the passerines. total time limit lot 2: 10 weeks, - lot 3: demolition and asbestos removal zone 1 zi de jouy, notification target 30.9.2019 for a start of work on 2.12.2019.
Songbirds, technically called passerines, use their beaks to capture bugs, worms, or berries.
And I have seen unhatched eggs left in nests after chicks have fledged in numerous species from small passerines to eagles.
Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on their official Facebook page announced thatthe business of selling passerines for a blessing" will soon be declared a criminal offence".
Recruitment by migratory passerines requires their young survive not only to fledging, but also that they survive the postfledging period, considered to be the 2 to 3 mo period following fledging during which the young birds learn to care for themselves as they accumulate fat reserves for migration (Anders et al., 1997; Vega Rivera et al., 1998).
Aisha Al Murr Al Muhairi, head of Natural Resources Protection Section, said that the species of birds that breed in the reserve that are increasing annually include wading water birds, passerines, terrestrial birds and water birds.
It is therefore likely that these birds had immunological naivety and susceptibility to infection with Plasmodium circulating in wild passerines.
The migratory birds include houbara bustards, passerines, pelicans, cranes and turtle doves.
Among the data presented by Ginn and Melville (1983) on the molt patterns of 239 species, duration of molt for primary feathers in Passerines, excluding Corvidae, show that these birds take an average of 65 days (IC95 % = 61-68 days).
In contrast, the few studies of grassland passerines in short-grass prairies of the southern Great Plains have typically focused on Conservation Reserve Program lands (Berthelsen and Smith, 1995; Thompson et al., 2009) or issues of woody vegetation encroachment (Coppedge et al., 2001).
The majority of one-stopover affected species were passerines (56%), followed by 14% of the affected species classified as shorebirds, and 8% as waterfowl.
Breeding birds at seepage ponds in Pakistan include night-heron, cotton teal, pheasant tailed jacana, purple moorhen, besides some passerines. The cotton teal has disappeared in the recent years and has not been seen on the water-logging ponds for few years, he added.