What is another word for passerines?

Pronunciation: [pˈasəɹˌiːnz] (IPA)

Passerines are a diverse group of birds that belong to the taxonomic order Passeriformes. Synonyms for passerines include perching birds, songbirds, and oscines. Perching birds earned their name from their ability to perch on branches and other objects using their specially adapted feet, which feature flexible toes that can grasp tightly onto different surfaces. Songbirds are known for their melodious songs and their highly developed vocal abilities. Meanwhile, the term oscines refers specifically to passerines that have a complex syrinx, or vocal organ, which allows them to produce a wide range of sounds and calls. Whether you refer to them as passerines, perching birds, songbirds, or oscines, these birds continue to captivate people around the world with their beauty and unique characteristics.

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What are the hypernyms for Passerines?

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    class Aves (bird), class Neornithes (modern bird), order Passeriformes (perching birds).

Usage examples for Passerines

It is the most brilliant of all the American passerines, I replied-the Ampelis pompadora; but its splendid attire lasts only for a very short time.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist"
Lucien Biart
Humming-birds were flitting in every direction, and flocks of other passerines flew from one bush to another.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist"
Lucien Biart

Related words: passerine bird, songbird, parrot, waterfowl, hummingbird, wren, red-winged blackbird


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