family Passeridae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Passeridae - true sparrows: Old world birds formerly considered weaverbirds
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Oscines, Passeres, suborder Oscines, suborder Passeres - two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
sparrow, true sparrow - any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
genus Passer, Passer - type genus of the Passeridae
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leuceoptera Gmelin, N R white-winged crossbill Pinicola enucleator (Linnaeus), N R pine grosbeak Family Passeridae (weaver finches) Passer domesticus (Linnaeus), I A Passer domesticus (Linnaeus), I A house sparrow P.
The kite also consumed a variety of birds and the nestlings of family Passeridae are preferred over the others (Manosa, 1994).