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.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Passeriform Bird, Passerine, Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres, Menurae, Suborder Menurae, Eurylaimi, Suborder Eurylaimi, Suborder Tyranni, Tyranni, Clamatores, Suborder Clamatores, Family Troglodytidae, Troglodytidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Passeriformes
Literary usage of Order passeriformes
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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' ..."