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passerine

of, relating to, or belonging to the Passeriformes, an order of birds characterized by the perching habit: includes the larks, finches, crows, thrushes, starlings, etc.
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Parasite Host n HP PL HG LK Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal) 37 13.5% 5.4% - 2.7% Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) 55 9.1% 1.8% 1.8% - Carpodacus mexicanus (House Finch) 34 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% Pants carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee) 49 2.0% - 2.0% 2.0% Haemoproteus was the most frequent occurring parasite in this study as well as in the studies of passeriform birds in other regions (e.g., Williams & Bennett 1978 in New Jersey and Maryland; Bennett et al.
(D.) nasuta presenta una distribucion cosmopolita, asi como una lista amplia de hospedadores definitivos que incluyen aves de las ordenes Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Columbiformes, Psittacioformes, Cuculiformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes y Passeriformes (Carreno 2008).
[A new Emberizinae (Aves, Passeriformes) of the Middle Pleistocene of the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina]
The assemblages are dominated by sea birds (74 to 91 percent), with passeriforms and anseriforms making up the only other significant percentages (5 to 23 percent and 1 to 9 percent, respectively).
This unusual avian trait contrasts with the homeothermic pattern exhibited by most birds, in which a set [T.sub.b] is maintained within narrowly defined limits, despite larger variations in [T.sub.a] (Bligh and Johnson 1973), but it has been reported in a few tropical species such as sunbirds (Nectariniidae, Passeriformes; Cheke 1971, Prinzinger et al.
Unidentified bird remains (bones and feather shafts) could most often be assigned to "large" (anseriform and galliform) or "small" (charadriiform and passeriform) bird classes for biomass estimation, even if they could not be classified to order.
Results of the bloodmeal identification were 31% bovine, 24% unidentified mammal, 19% deer, 14% human, 7% raccoon, 5% rabbit and 2% passeriform birds.
Parasitation of falconiform, strigiform and passeriform (Corvidae) birds by helminths in Spain.
To the Editor: Usutu virus (USUV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus amplified in an enzootic cycle involving passeriform and strigiform birds as reservoir hosts and Culex mosquitos as vectors (1).
We describe cases of collyriclosis in apodiform and passeriform birds in Portugal, Switzerland, and Germany.