Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Neognathae — including the perching birds or songbirds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The largest order of birds comprising about half the known species: rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; in four suborders: Eurylaimi; Tyranni; Menurae; Oscines or Passeres.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Forbes's classification, an order of anomalogonatous birds composed of Turdiformes, Fringilliformes, and Sturniformes, or the turdoid, tanagroid, and sturnoid Passeres of Wallace, and thus equivalent to oscine Passeres, or Oscines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

Latin passer, sparrow (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A new species of Formicivora antwren from the Chapada Diamantina, eastern Brazil (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae).

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  • A new species of Arremon (Passeriformes: Emberizidae) from Brazil.

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  • Some birds in Passeriformes mate for life, staying with the same partner year after year.

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  • For balance and aid in flight, the birds in Passeriformes have a 12 feathered tail usually, the number of feathers depending on the species.

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  • Birds in Passeriformes have a typical three-toed foot with an opposing claw to grip the branch with.

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  • They are members of the Passeriformes bird family, also known as the perching birds.

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  • Bengalese finches, of the order Passeriformes, are familiar as pets.

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  • In the crowded taxonomic order of Passeriformes birds from the white-eye family are identified by the ring of white around their eyes.

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  • Rehkämper G, Frahm HD, Zilles K (1991) Quantitative development of brain and brain structures in birds (Galliformes and Passeriformes) compared to that in mammals (Insectivores and Primates).

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