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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Paridae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The type genus of the family Paridae.


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  • Hewitson's work of the eggs of _Parus cristatus, Parus coeruleus_, and _Phylloscopus trochilus_ will give a very correct idea of the different varieties of the egg of the present bird.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • Brady with whom he had started off to "Parus" on a month’s summer junket, and with whom he had stumbled so ludicrously into the riff-raff ranks of the 3rd Foreign Legion.


  • "Well, I don't say 'Parus' and I never asked an Englishman to marry me.

    The Reverberator

  • Warmer springs lead to mistimed reproduction in great tits (Parus major).

    Future change in processes and impacts on Arctic biota

  • October 13, 2009 at 6:04 am aisle tayk ‘errportz een Parus furr $200, Alecks’

    Fred decided - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The bird fauna has a temperate Eurasian character, with titmice Parus spp., tree creepers Certhia spp., and nuthatches Sitta spp. active in the forest.

    Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests

  • Dickinson et al. (1991) listed eleven other bird species that typify the pine forests, including one tit (Parus elegans), a nuthatch (Sitta frontalis), and thrush (Turdus poliocephalus).

    Luzon tropical pine forests

  • A similar process of radiation has occurred in many birds, such as the blue tit Parus caeruleus (Paridae) that has evolved into three different subspecies: P.c. teneriffae in Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera, P.c. ombriosus in El Hierro and P.c. palmensis in La Palma.

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • Forest areas are characterized with blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix), and other forest birds (Dendrocopos major, Oriolus oriolus, Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Parus cyanus, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Anthus trivialis) and others.

    Kazakh upland

  • Bird species such as Tadorna ferrugine and Anas platyrhynchos occur in wetlands, Dendrocopos major in the forests while Parus major, Motacilla cinerea, Alaudia arvensis, Anthus hodgsoni, Lanius cristatus, Milvus migrans, and Corvus corax occur everywhere else in this area.

    Altai montane forest and forest steppe


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