order Passeriformes

Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to order Passeriformes: Perching birds
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.order 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
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
passeriform bird, passerine - 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
Oscines, Passeres, suborder Oscines, suborder Passeres - two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
Menurae, suborder Menurae - lyrebirds and scrubbirds
suborder Tyranni, Tyranni - New World flycatchers; antbirds; oven birds; woodhewers
Clamatores, suborder Clamatores - used in some classification systems; a suborder or superfamily nearly coextensive with suborder Tyranni; Passeriformes having relatively simple vocal organs and little power of song; clamatorial birds
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Twenty-three families of order Passeriformes were reported during study of avifauna at Mangla dam, which may be due to better ecological conditions and amazing flora (Khan 2015).
The highest number of birds were recorded of order Passeriformes (n=4608) (84.46%).
A total of seven vertebrate species was determined, from which five belonged to the order Rodentia and two to the order Passeriformes. The most abundant species were Akodon spp., Microryzomys spp.
Shrikes of the genus Lanius belong to the order Passeriformes, mainly sit-and-wait predators, often perching at the top of high grasses, bushes, telephone pole or trees while looking for moving prey (Tryjanowski & Reino, 2004).
Five warblers could not be identified to species (Family Parulidae) and 14 birds could be identified only as passerines (Order Passeriformes), based on size, as the raven departed with the carcass in its beak.
The most diverse group of birds in Gilgit-Baltistan is order Passeriformes and there are some rare species, which not only occur in the area but also breed here such as Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Lesser Kestrel (Sheikh, 2001).
(Carpintero bellotero-Acorn 1 2, 3,4 & 5 Woodpecker) Melanerpes aurifrons: 1 1,2, 3& 4 (Carpintero chejc - Gulden-fronted Woodpecker) Picoides scalaris; 1 7 (Carpinterillo mexicano - Ladder - backed Woodpecker) Picoides villosus; (Carpintero 1 3&5 velloso mayor - Hairy Woodpecker) Colaptcs auratus; (Carpintcro 1 7 de peehera - Northern Flicker) ORDER PASSERIFORMES FAMILY TYRANNIDAE Contopus borealis; (Pibi boreal 2 3 - Olive-sided- Flycatcher) Contopus virens; (Pibi oriental 2 3 - Eastern Wood-Pewee) Empidonax sp.
Abstract: The order Passeriformes comprises the largest number of families and species of birds of any avian order.
Order Passeriformes Families Chloropseidae, Irenidae, Laniidai, Pityriasididae, 2004, for example, toys with the rationalist impulse to name and classify the world in order to understand its otherwise abstract beings.