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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Isolation of microsatellite DNA markers from a passerine bird, Dendroica petechia (the Yellow Warbler), and their use in population studies.
Our description of the therapeutic limitations, tumor drug-resistance, and modifications to treatment may aid the efforts of other clinicians in the treatment of lymphoid tumors in other passerine birds.
A total of 546 captured birds were checked for ticks, and parasites were found on 21 birds from 5 passerine bird species (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Erythropygia galactotes, Iduna opaca, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, and I.
Ingold (2002) documented the presence of 10 grassland and shrub-nesting passerine species on a reclaimed surface mine (the Wilds) in southeastern Ohio in 1997-1998.
Temperature swings can be extreme and being subject to all the prevailing winds, the conditions can be particularly hostile for small passerines [perching birds, including all songbirds].
Gilbert and Feschotte dated the hepadnavirus fragments by locating them in the same spot on the genome of five species of passerine birds and then tracing those species to a common ancestor that lived more than 19 million years ago.
Although prevalence tends to vary from region to region, and from species to species, most studies report a low percentage of infection in passerine birds.
Batrachotoxin, a pyrrolecarboxylic ester, is a steroidal alkaloid (mw 538 Daltons) obtained not only from the skin of neotropical frogs, but also the feathers and skin of some passerine birds--and the Melyrid beetle.
passerine, which we learn are words for songbirds, songbirds momentarily perched on a branch before flying to their next destination.
9:15 Use of Dredge Material Islands by Passerine Migrants:
In 1999, this collaborative effort resulted in the first successful passerine conservation program in which captive-bred birds (offspring of parents that originated as wild-collected eggs) were reintroduced in the wild and not only subsequently survived, but also successfully fledged chicks (Puaiohi).
Rothenberg is also a participant in the passerine orchestra rather than just an observer.