Refers to birds in the Order Passeriformes, the largest order of birds. They also are called "perching birds," because their feet work well for perching on branches or stems. Passerines include sparrows, starlings, cardinals, crows, jays, chickadees, flycatchers, and many more. There are about 4,600 species (almost half all bird species) in the Order Passeriformes.
birds belonging to the large group of “perching birds” that include sparrows, finches, buntings, cardinals, crows, jays, ravens, warblers, blackbirds, etc.
Of or relating to the largest order (Passeriformes) of birds, which includes more than half of all living birds and consists primarily of perching songbirds, whose young are hatched in an immature and helpless condition. [Go to source
Birds of the order Passeriformes, including perching birds and warblers such as sparrows, finches, and jays
small bird whose feet have four perch-gripping toes
Birds of the order Passeriformes , with feet adapted for perching. Includes more than half of all bird species, such as dippers, swallows, and thrush species.
perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds
belonging to the largest group of birds (more than half of all living species), which includes all songbirds
An adjective describing something that relates to the largest order of birds, passeriformes, which includes more than half of all birds.
A taxonomic order that includes perching birds and songbirds.
order of birds characterised by the perching habit, i.e. larks, finches, etc.
songbirds or perching birds Warblers, blackbirds, finches, sparrows and vireos are types of passerines.
Songbirds and other perching birds.
A taxonomic order than includes perching birds and songbirds.
A collective term for the songbirds or perching birds. From the Latin, passer, "sparrow," hence the sparrow-like birds, as distinct from waterfowl, or raptors.
A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. More than half of all species of bird are passerines. Sometimes known as perching birds or, less accurately, as songbirds, the passerines form one of the most spectacularly diverse vertebrate orders: with around 5,400 species, it is roughly twice as diverse as the largest of the mammal orders, the Rodentia.