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Latin passerīnus of sparrows from passer sparrow
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin passerinus (“of sparrows"), from passer + -inus
Baptornis, another of Marsh's genera, seems to be allied to Enaliornis, Palaeotringa and Talmatornis, were by him referred to Limicoline and Passerine birds.
The furcula is complete and strong, the feet very passerine in appearance.
The nuthatches are placed in the Passerine family Sittidae, intermediate between the Paridae and the Certhiidae.
The number of passerine birds is immense.
This turned out to be the only migrant passerine I saw for the whole week!
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