bird genus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bird genus a genus of birds
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Usage

In literature:

The Scale-breasted Paradise Bird (Epimachus magnificus of Cuvier) is now generally placed with the Australian Rifle birds in the genus Ptiloris.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
The genus Furnarius contains several species, all small birds, living on the ground, and inhabiting open dry countries.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
The Kentucky warbler is a large bird for the genus and quite notable in appearance.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
This bird has a dark brown plumage, spotted white, and differs in many respects from the genus Strix, although very closely allied to it.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Several rare species of finches were shot: and a species of the genus Pomatorhinus, a Swan River bird, was seen by Mr. Gilbert.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
This day one of the men shot a bird of the Corvus genus, which was feeding on some fragments of meat near the camp.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
A genus of gigantic Cursorial birds.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
These two birds, so widely dissimilar as to genus and species, were always together.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
Mr Gould informs me that the rule holds with birds, as in the owl genus, which is mundane, and many of the species range widely.
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
This genus never preys on birds or mice.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
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