Origin of passerine
OTHER WORDS FROM passerinenon·pas·ser·ine, adjective, noun
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There are not more than about twenty species of small passerine birds that live all the year in London proper.Birds in London|W. H. Hudson
Strepera, strep′e-ra, n. an Australian genus of corvine passerine birds, the crow-shrikes.
Turdus, tur′dus, n. a genus of Passerine birds of the Turdid family, the thrushes.
Tyran′nid, a family of Passerine birds, the typical genus Tyran′nus, the tyrant-birds or tyrant-flycatchers.
The pie, the gallinaceous, the columbine and passerine tribes resort to the fruit- bearing trees.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton