Definition of Order passeriformes

1. Noun. 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.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Passeriformes

order Octopoda
order Odonata
order Oleales
order Ophioglossales
order Opiliones
order Opuntiales
order Orchidales
order Ornithischia
order Orthoptera
order Ostariophysi
order Ostracodermi
order Palmales
order Pandanales
order Papaverales
order Parietales
order Pectinibranchia
order Pediculati
order Pedipalpi
order Pelecaniformes
order Pelycosauria
order Perciformes
order Percomorphi
order Perissodactyla
order Peronosporales
order Pezizales
order Phalangida
order Phallales
order Phasmatodea
order Phasmida

Literary usage of Order passeriformes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"PERCHING BIRDS-order passeriformes. To this order belong the bulk of the known species of birds in the world The characters which distinguish Passerine or ..."

2. Birds' Nests: An Introduction to the Science of Caliology by Charles Dixon (1902)
"... of the Broad-bills— Of the Lyre Birds—Domed type a dominant one in the Order Passeriformes—Of the Magpies—Of certain Starlings—Of the Meadow Starling—Of ..."

3. A Monograph of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) by Charles William Andrews (1900)
"Mue., lix, p. 294 (1891). A single immature female in full moult. This species has not before been obtained on Christmas Island. Order PASSERIFORMES. ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The great number of species in the order passeriformes makes it necessary to treat the various sections less fully than has been the case in the foregoing ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Of these 2OOO, or a good deal more than half, belong to the order Passeriformes. But the characteristic nature of the avifauna is more clearly brought out' ..."

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