Emberizidae


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Related to Emberizidae: Parulidae, Icteridae

Emberizidae

 

a family of birds of the order Passeriformes. The body length is 10–20 cm. The bill is relatively short and cone-shaped; in some birds it is massive. The edges of the culmen and gonys are curved inward. The tail is sometimes notched or forked. The family comprises 65 genera, with 282 species. The birds live in open country, in thickets, and, more rarely, in forests. Some American ornithologists also include the 256 species of tanagers, and even American warblers, in the family Emberizidae.

The Emberizidae are most richly represented in America and are considerably less numerous in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The USSR has representatives of three genera: Emberiza, Calcarius, and Plectrophenax. The last has one species, the snow bunting (P. nivalis). Some American species of Emberizidae sometimes migrate to the northeastern USSR.

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Birds that utilize forest into which chickens roam and that have ecologic behaviors that might put them at risk of coming into contact with poultry and poultry feces include ground birds (or those that spend a significant amount of time on the ground), such as Tynamidae (tinamous), Columbidae (pigeons and doves), Thamnophilidae (antbirds, antshrikes), Caprimulgidae (nightjars and nighthawks), Furnariidae (foliage gleaners and leaf tossers), Formicaridae (antpittas), Emberizidae (finches and grassquits), or Turdidae (thrushes), and birds that might either consume chickens or aggregate near foodstuff consumed by chickens, such as Cathartidae (vultures), some members of Accipitridae and Falconidae (hawks, eagles, falcons), Cracidae (guans), and Odontophoridae (quails).
noctis can only be made with other species in the same subfamily (Emberizidae: Emberizinae).
It is also home to different species of swifts (family Apodidae), swallows (Hirundinidae), wrens (Troglodytidae), flycatchers (Muscicapidae), known locally as zorzales, finches (family Emberizidae, known as chirihues, chincoles, and semilleros; Fringillidae, the finches, linnets, and siskins known as jilgueros, diucas and yales), and the New World oriole (Icteridae) known as loicas and tordos.
RM mL [O.sub.2]/ BW GS Family Genus/species hg g pg Muscicapidae Turdus merula 2.13 82.8 2.49 Turdus philomelos 2.49 64.9 2.18 Emberizidae Zonotrichia albicollis 2.88 22.1 2.73 Ploceidae Lonchura striata 3.71 10.3 2.84 Passer domesticus 3.10 24.7 2.49 Corvidae Cyanocitta cristata 1.85 80.8 2.86 Garrulus glandarius 1.62 153.0 2.47 Pica pica 1.41 188.3 2.50 Corvus monedula 1.56 203.7 2.49 Corvus corone 1.22 465.2 2.46 Corvus corax 1.01 1029.1 2.42 RESULTS
Sturnidae (2 spp.), Emberizidae (1 sp.), Motacillidae (1 sp.), Alaudidae (1 sp.), Passeridae (1 sp.), Laniidae (2 spp.), Zosteropidae (1 sp.), Corvidae (2 spp.), Dicruridae (1 sp.), Muscicapidae (3 spp.), Pycnonotidae (2 spp.), Cisticolidae (4 spp.), Leiothrichidae (1 sp.), Hirundinidae (1 sp.) belonged to Passeriformes.
Saltator cinctus Masked Saltator P,S EMBERIZIDAE, Sparrow, Brushfinch 262.
2010: Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for Neothraupis fasciata, (Emberizidae, Passeriformes) with widely cross amplification in Neotropical passerines.
In the Northeast region, few investigations in the Atlantic Forest contributed to the knowledge of mites associated with passerines (Roda and Farias, 1999) and, more specifically, to the family Emberizidae (Lyra-Neves et al., 2003).