oscine

Definitions of oscine
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adj of or relating to the songbirds

n passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus

Synonyms:
oscine bird
Types:
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songbird, songster
any bird having a musical call
honey eater, honeysucker
Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar
accentor
small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
lark
any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
wagtail
Old World bird having a very long tail that jerks up and down as it walks
lark, pipit, titlark
a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
finch
any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
honeycreeper
small bright-colored tropical American songbird with a curved bill for sucking nectar
weaver, weaver finch, weaverbird
finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
Old World flycatcher, flycatcher, true flycatcher
any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
thrush
songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
warbler
a small active songbird
babbler, cackler
any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
bird of paradise
any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed birds of the New Guinea area
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole
American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
Old World oriole, oriole
mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
starling
gregarious birds native to the Old World
corvine bird
birds of the crow family
Australian magpie
black-and-white oscine birds that resemble magpies
Mimus polyglotktos, mocker, mockingbird
long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
Melanotis caerulescens, blue mockingbird
mockingbird of Mexico
Dumetella carolinensis, catbird, gray catbird, grey catbird
North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing
mocking thrush, thrasher
thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs
New Zealand wren
birds of New Zealand that resemble wrens
creeper, tree creeper
any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet
nutcracker, nuthatch
any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
tit, titmouse
small insectivorous birds
bluebird, fairy bluebird
fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies
swallow
small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
swallow shrike, wood swallow
Australasian and Asiatic bird related to the shrikes and resembling a swallow
tanager
any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
shrike
any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals
bowerbird, catbird
any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
dipper, water ouzel
small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom
vireo
any of various small insectivorous American birds chiefly olive-grey in color
waxwing
brown velvety-plumaged songbirds of the northern hemisphere having crested heads and red waxy wing tips
Prunella modularis, dunnock, hedge sparrow, sparrow
small brownish European songbird
Alauda arvensis, skylark
brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height
Anthus pratensis, meadow pipit
a common pipit that is brown above and white below; widely distributed in northern and central Europe and in Asia
Fringilla coelebs, chaffinch
small European finch with a cheerful song
Fringilla montifringilla, brambling
Eurasian finch
Carduelis carduelis, goldfinch
small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings
Carduelis cannabina, linnet, lintwhite
small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead
Carduelis spinus, siskin
small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beak
Carduelis cucullata, red siskin
South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail
Carduelis flammea, redpoll
small siskin-like finch with a red crown and a rosy breast and rump
Carduelis hornemanni, redpoll
small siskin-like finch with a red crown
New World goldfinch, Spinus tristis, goldfinch, yellowbird
American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
Spinus pinus, pine finch, pine siskin
small finch of North American coniferous forests
Carpodacus mexicanus, house finch, linnet
small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
Carpodacus purpureus, purple finch
North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump
canary, canary bird
any of several small Old World finches
serin
any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europe
Loxia curvirostra, crossbill
finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
Pyrrhula pyrrhula, bullfinch
common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breast
junco, snowbird
small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
New World sparrow
sparrow-like North American finches
bunting
any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
banana quit
any of several honeycreepers
grosbeak, grossbeak
any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill
Cardinalis cardinalis, Richmondena Cardinalis, cardinal, cardinal grosbeak, redbird
crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
Pyrrhuloxia sinuata, pyrrhuloxia
crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico
towhee
any of numerous long-tailed American finches
Ploceus philippinus, baya
common Indian weaverbird
whidah, whydah, widow bird
mostly black African weaverbird
Java finch, Java sparrow, Padda oryzivora, ricebird
small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields
amadavat, avadavat
red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds
grass finch, grassfinch
usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds
Hawaiian honeycreeper, honeycreeper
small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands
Muscicapa grisola, Muscicapa striata, spotted flycatcher
common European woodland flycatcher with greyish-brown plumage
thickhead, whistler
Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call
Turdus viscivorus, missel thrush, mistle thrush, mistletoe thrush
large European thrush that feeds on mistletoe berries
Turdus philomelos, mavis, song thrush, throstle
common Old World thrush noted for its song
Turdus pilaris, fieldfare, snowbird
medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
Turdus iliacus, redwing
small European thrush having reddish flanks
European blackbird, Turdus merula, blackbird, merl, merle, ousel, ouzel
common black European thrush
Turdus torquatus, ring blackbird, ring ouzel, ring thrush
European thrush common in rocky areas; the male has blackish plumage with a white band around the neck
American robin, Turdus migratorius, robin
large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
Turdus greyi, clay-colored robin
robin of Mexico and Central America
Hylocichla guttata, hermit thrush
North American thrush noted for its complex and appealing song
Hylocichla fuscescens, Wilson's thrush, veery
tawny brown North American thrush noted for its song
Hylocichla mustelina, wood thrush
large thrush common in eastern American woodlands; noted for its melodious song
Luscinia megarhynchos, nightingale
European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
Luscinia luscinia, thrush nightingale
large nightingale of eastern Europe
Old World chat, chat
songbirds having a chattering call
solitaire
a dull grey North American thrush noted for its beautiful song
redstart, redtail
European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins
wheatear
small songbird of northern America and Eurasia having a distinctive white rump
bluebird
blue North American songbird
Erithacus rubecola, Old World robin, redbreast, robin, robin redbreast
small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
Erithacus svecicus, bluethroat
songbird of northern Europe and Asia
gnatcatcher
very small North American and South American warblers
kinglet
small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmice
Old World warbler, true warbler
small active brownish or greyish Old World birds
Sylvia communis, greater whitethroat, whitethroat
greyish-brown Old World warbler with a white throat and underparts
Sylvia curruca, lesser whitethroat, whitethroat
Old World warbler similar to the greater whitethroat but smaller
New World warbler, wood warbler
small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
Ptloris paradisea, riflebird
velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and purple iridescence on head and tail
Icterus galbula, northern oriole
a kind of New World oriole
Icterus spurius, orchard oriole
the male is chestnut-and-black
lark, meadowlark
North American songbirds having a yellow breast
cacique, cazique
black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
Dolichonyx oryzivorus, bobolink, reedbird, ricebird
migratory American songbird
New World blackbird, blackbird
any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
Oriolus oriolus, golden oriole
bright yellow songbird with black wings
fig-bird
greenish-yellow Australian oriole feeding chiefly on figs and other fruits
Sturnus vulgaris, common starling
gregarious bird having plumage with dark metallic gloss; builds nests around dwellings and other structures; naturalized worldwide
Pastor roseus, Pastor sturnus, rose-colored pastor, rose-colored starling
glossy black bird with pink back and abdomen; chiefly Asian
mina, minah, myna, myna bird, mynah, mynah bird
tropical Asian starlings
crow
black birds having a raucous call
Corvus corax, raven
large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
Corvus frugilegus, rook
common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
Corvus monedula, daw, jackdaw
common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
chough
a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumage
jay
crested largely blue bird
nutcracker
speckled birds that feed on nuts
magpie
long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
butcherbird
large carnivorous Australian bird with the shrike-like habit of impaling prey on thorns
bell magpie, currawong
bluish black fruit-eating bird with a bell-like call
Gymnorhina tibicen, piping crow, piping crow-shrike
crow-sized black-and-white bird; a good mimic often caged
Toxostoma rufums, brown thrasher, brown thrush
common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumage
Xenicus gilviventris, rock wren
short-tailed bird resembling a wren
Acanthisitta chloris, rifleman bird
small green-and-bronze bird
American creeper, Certhia americana, brown creeper
a common creeper in North America with a down-curved bill
Certhia familiaris, European creeper
common European brown-and-buff tree creeper with down-curved bill
Tichodroma muriaria, tichodrome, wall creeper
crimson-and-grey songbird that inhabits town walls and mountain cliffs of southern Eurasia and northern Africa
European nuthatch, Sitta europaea
a kind of nuthatch
Sitta canadensis, red-breasted nuthatch
bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breast; of northern coniferous forests
Sitta carolinensis, white-breasted nuthatch
bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breast; of eastern North America
chickadee
any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America
Parus bicolor, tufted titmouse
crested titmouse of eastern and midwestern United States
Parus caeruleus, blue tit, tomtit
widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head
bush tit, bushtit
active grey titmice of western North America
Chamaea fasciata, wren-tit
small brown bird of California resembling a wren
Auriparus flaviceps, verdin
very small yellow-headed titmouse of western North America
Hirundo rustica, barn swallow, chimney swallow
common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
Hirundo pyrrhonota, cliff swallow
North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls
Hirundo nigricans, tree martin, tree swallow
of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities
Iridoprocne bicolor, tree swallow, white-bellied swallow
bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities
martin
any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
Piranga olivacea, firebird, redbird, scarlet tanager
the male is bright red with black wings and tail
Piranga ludoviciana, western tanager
of western North America; male is black and yellow and orange-red
Piranga rubra, summer redbird, summer tanager
of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow
Piranga flava hepatica, hepatic tanager
common tanager of southwestern United States and Mexico
butcherbird
shrikes that impale their prey on thorns
Lanius lucovicianus, loggerhead shrike
a common shrike of southeastern United States having black bands around the eyes
Lanius ludovicianus migrans, migrant shrike
a shrike of central North America; winters in Texas and the southern Mississippi valley
bush shrike
an African shrike
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, satin bird, satin bowerbird
of southeast Australia; male is glossy violet blue; female is light grey-green
Chlamydera nuchalis, great bowerbird
large bowerbird of northern Australia
Cinclus aquaticus, European water ouzel
a water ouzel of Europe
American water ouzel, Cinclus mexicanus
a water ouzel of western North America
Vireo olivaceous, red-eyed vireo
of northern North America having red irises and an olive-grey body with white underparts
Vireo solitarius, solitary vireo
of eastern North America having a bluish-grey head and mostly green body
Vireo solitarius solitarius, blue-headed vireo
common vireo of northeastern North America with bluish slaty-grey head
Bombycilla cedrorun, cedar waxwing, cedarbird
widely distributed over temperate North America
Bohemian waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus
large waxwing of northern North America; similar to but larger than the cedar waxwing
Type of:
passeriform bird, passerine
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

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