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(sʌbˈɒsɪn; sʌbˈɒsaɪn)
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Tyranni, a suborder of birds that includes broadbills and manakins
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(sʌbˈɒs ɪn, -aɪn)

1. of or pertaining to birds of the suborder Suboscines, of the order Passeriformes, comprising the supposedly more primitive members of the order, with less well developed vocal organs than the oscine birds.
2. a suboscine bird.
[< New Latin Suboscines; see sub-, oscine]
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Two new genera and five new species of the feather mite subfamily Proctophyllodinae (Astigmata: Proctophyllodidae) from suboscine birds in Brazil.
The birds of South America, Volume II: The suboscine passerines.
Support for this hypothesis was found by Prum (1990) in his study of lek display behaviors in manakins, a family of Neotropical suboscine passerine birds in which all behaviorally known species are polygynous, and the males display on leks.
High survival in tropical passerines has been claimed primarily for suboscine taxa, particularly the manakins (Pipridae) and antbirds (Formicariidae).
Among the species whose capture frequencies could be compared between both methods, approximately 20% differed significantly (Chi-squared test, P<0.05) and consisted mainly of Suboscine passerine species (Table 1).