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  • n. Plural form of passerine.


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  • Genetic data on speciation rates in passerines, published within the last 10 or so years, does NOT support the LPO model.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Cassin's sparrows have a distinctive courtship performance that makes them quite unusual among North American passerines: the male flies straight up into the sky in a display flight, then floats downward on fixed wings, singing.

    Mystery bird: Cassin's sparrow, Peucaea cassinii

  • Wally thought they might have been checking out his date, one of the Bird Girls who studied passerines.


  • Other than that, all the bird action was on the other side of the dunes where warblers and other passerines were arriving in droves.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • A large body mass (up to 50 g for 45 cm wingspan) is probably a prerequisite for subduing prey items as large as passerines, which have approximately the same weight as other European bat species.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The results elegantly showed that the bats ate only insects in summer, included some songbirds 'flesh in their diet during spring, and depended a great deal on passerines during autumn.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The ability of giant noctules to prey on the wing upon nocturnally migrating passerines appears unique not only among bats but also within the whole animal kingdom.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • This newly recognized hazard adds to the numerous obstacles that sea and desert crossings already represent for fragile migratory passerines.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • A new study by Spanish and Swiss scientists – published this week in PLoS ONE – shows that migration at night is not without predation risk for passerines.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The majority of migratory bird species are passerines.

    Baluchistan xeric woodlands


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