oscine

ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to the songbirds
NOUN
  1. passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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How To Use oscine In A Sentence

  • All tyrant flycatchers in the genus Empidonax, called empids out of either affection or frustration, are suboscine songbirds with olive upperparts, pale throats and bellies, and whitish wing-bars and eye-rings.
  • All extant European songbirds belong to the oscines, which are assumed to have arisen on the Australian continental plate.
  • Because of their complex songs and specialized neural pathways for learning them, songbirds, or oscines, have been favored subjects of study among scientists.
  • Cracraft shows an unresolved three-way split between oscines (which form the large majority of passerine birds), suboscines, and New Zealand wrens.
  • Suboscines are particularly well represented, with vocalizations of more than 350 (!) species of ovenbirds, antbirds, tyrant flycatchers, and the like.
  • All of these suboscines - both Old World and New - thus have geographical distributions that point back to Gondwana, and their beginnings there make even more sense once their close relatives, the songbirds, are taken into account.
  • Because of their complex songs and specialized neural pathways for learning them, songbirds, or oscines, have been favored subjects of study among scientists.
  • For more serious travel sickness your doctor may prescribe patches containing hyoscine (an anti-nausea drug).
  • `No," agreed Sloan, `but the hyoscine impregnated in it did. A DEAD LIBERTY
  • We tested whether a suboscine bird, the alder flycatcher, was able to discriminate between songs of neighbors and strangers despite limited individual variation in song.
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