Tuesday, January 27, 2009
passerine \ˈpa-sə-ˌrīn\ adjective: of or relating to the largest order (Passeriformes) of birds which includes over half of all living birds and consists chiefly of altricial songbirds of perching habits
Etymology: Latin passerinus of sparrows, from passer sparrow
Did you read that? Over half of all living birds are passerines. Over half of all living birds. Watch out—they're everywhere...