suboscine


suboscine
/sʌbˈɒsaɪn/ (say sub'osuyn)

adjective
1. of or relating to the suborder Tyranni, the division of the passerine birds containing those with less complex vocal organs and typically more limited singing abilities than the oscine birds, such as the pittas, cotingas, tyrant flycatchers, and manakins.
noun
2. a bird of the suborder Tyranni.
Compare oscine. {backformation from New Latin Suboscines, from sub- sub- + oscines (see oscine)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.