|VERB || to perch | perched | perched|
perching | perches
VERB to infinitive | simple past | past participle
present participle | 3rd person
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- This is common in songbirds and other perching birds, as well as hunting birds like eagles, hawks, and falcons.
- In birds with anisodactyl or heterodactyl feet, the hallux is opposed or directed backwards and allows for grasping and perching.
- The slaty-winged foliage-gleaner ("Philydor fuscipenne") is a perching bird species in the ovenbird family (Furnariidae).
- The montane woodcreeper ("Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger") is a perching bird species in the subfamily Dendrocolaptinae of the ovenbird family (Furnariidae).
- The two member of this genus are elongated, upright-perching flycatchers that share similar tail patterns. They are found at high-altitudes.
- While the "Epidendrosaurus" specimen does not preserve a reversed hallux, the backward-facing toe seen in modern perching birds, its foot was very similar in construction to more primitive perching birds like "Cathayornis" and "Longipteryx".
- Males begin their mating calls by perching above ground level.
- Unlike other cormorants, this bird can often be seen perching on wires.
- Sometimes known as perching birds, passerines are distinguished from other orders of birds by the arrangement of their toes (three pointing forward and one back), which facilitates perching.
- Passeriformes is the taxonomic order to which the perching birds belong.
- Males showed increased wing buzzing during each perching session on a tree when they were more active during the day and when ambient temperature was higher.
- Later, it was assigned to the "perching ducks", a paraphyletic assemblage of waterfowl most of which are intermediate between dabbling ducks and shelducks.
- Adults have been found perching on leaves of ferns and herbs in coniferous woods during daytime.
- Long toes of equal length and large curved claws suggest adaptability for perching.
- Unlike modern tinamous, at least "Lithornis" has toe claws and reversed halluxes that allow for efficient perching.
- Puerto Rican todies are rarely seen on the ground; they usually prefer perching, unless when nesting.
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