passerine

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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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In fact grey squirrels and feral cats, together with the predatory sparrow hawk, are responsible for the loss of 85 per cent of adult songbirds, according to the charity Song-Bird Survival.
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So imagine my surprise to see in the papers the claim that the unfeasibly doll-like Antipodean song-bird Kylie Minogue has been trussed up in a corset to display a supposed 16-inch wasp-waist during her new Showgirl world tour.
WOLVERHAMPTON song-bird Beverley decamped to Nashville to record this old school soul set, exposing glorious gospel roots and taking Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood along for the ride.
The stunning song-bird - currently on tour in Europe - is working on her first fiction book