Definition of Passeriform bird

1. Noun. Perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless.

Exact synonyms: Passerine
Generic synonyms: Bird
Group relationships: Order Passeriformes, Passeriformes
Specialized synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird, Sparrow, True Sparrow, Lyrebird, Scrub Bird, Scrub-bird, Scrubbird, Broadbill, Tyrannid, Jenny Wren, Wren
Derivative terms: Passerine

Literary usage of Passeriform bird

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"... passeriform bird,1 obtained by Coloman Katona on the shores of Lake Jippe in East Africa, and here described as ..."

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