perching bird


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perch·ing bird

(pûr′chĭng)
n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perching bird - a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches)perching bird - a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches); this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
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Dinah was a riddle to her; Hetty looked at her much in the same way as one might imagine a little perching bird that could only flutter from bough to bough, to look at the swoop of the swallow or the mounting of the lark; but she did not care to solve such riddles, any more than she cared to know what was meant by the pictures in the Pilgrim's Progress, or in the old folio Bible that Marty and Tommy always plagued her about on a Sunday.
Which small perching bird has the scientific name Regulus regulus?
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50; short perching bird, PS12; Aztec faded rug, from PS429, all Marks & Spencer FOR safety reasons, I'm not sure I'd hang this gorgeous light so low over a bath, but isn't that dark and brooding look attractive?
Now, try your hand at creating an artificial foot for a perching bird that has lost its foot.
The perching bird Coereba flaveola as a co-pollinator of bromeliad flowers in southeastern Brazil.
They include the yellow headed blackbird and the American bittern, both found in wetland and riparian areas, and the loggerhead shrike, which is a perching bird found in open fields and grasslands.
Furthermore, rather than pointing forward as in a theropod or backward as in a perching bird, the Archaeopteryx first toe pointed sideways as a human thumb does, says Mayr.