1. passerine

noun. 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.


  • scrub-bird
  • true sparrow
  • lyrebird
  • jenny wren
  • oscine bird
  • wren
  • Passeriformes
  • sparrow
  • scrubbird
  • order Passeriformes
  • scrub bird
  • bird
  • passeriform bird
  • oscine
  • broadbill


  • carinate


  • passerinus (Latin)

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Sentences with passerine

1. Noun, singular or mass
If a hand-feeding method is used, kitten kibble and other formulas that have high bio-available protein are viable alternative to the passerine puree used for hatchlings.

2. Adjective
Cotingas are a very large family of passerine bird species, which are found in the jungle forests of tropical South America and Central America.