passeriform bird

passeriform bird
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
Syn: ↑passerine
Derivationally related forms: ↑passerine (for: ↑passerine)
Hypernyms: ↑bird
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Passeriformes, ↑order Passeriformes

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