passeriform bird


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Related to passeriform bird: Perching birds
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Noun1.passeriform bird - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perchpasseriform bird - 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
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WNV is amplified enzootically among several passeriform bird species within concurrent rural and urban cycles and is tangentially transmitted to humans by several Culex mosquito species (2).
High death rates are most frequently observed among passeriform birds, of which the family Corvidae comprises the most highly susceptible species to WNV (4).
A survey of diseases in passeriform birds obtained from illegal wildlife trade in Sao Paulo city, Brazil.
Prevalence of blood parasites in European passeriform birds. Proc Biol Sci.