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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You are looking at the bottom surface of the foot prosthesis That's because a perching bird needs its toes to bend downward to grasp a branch
Moreover, all the known Archaeopteryx fossils, including the newly described one, have highly curved claws, a trait typical of modern perching birds but uncharacteristic of their ground-dwelling kin.
The objective was to validate a model of postfracture pain in perching birds, in 21 adult domestic pigeons.
Today's cats certainly get into trees, and perching birds visit the ground, Harris says, but "bird remains in a cat's guts don't mean that it was hunting and catching birds in trees.
George used cardboard to mask the windows of his car, which he parked near a stone wall used by perching birds.
Although both avian hosts are perching birds found in the order Passeriformes, they belong to different families (Sittidae and Emberizidae), which suggest the possibility of a wide host range for this helminth parasite.