bird genus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bird genus a genus of birds
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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
The genus of sylph to which it belongs is among the most beautiful and graceful in form of the humming-birds.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A very similar bird to the Canada Jay but with the forehead yellowish or duller; the nests and eggs are like those of the others of the genus.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
B. Meyer that the birds of this genus having a red plumage are the females of those wearing green feathers.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
ALAU'DA, a genus of insessorial birds, which includes the larks.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
These are, indeed, peculiar; and, by the laws of ornithology, stamp the Pique-Boeufs as a distinct genus of birds.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
The Kentucky warbler is a large bird for the genus, and quite notable in appearance.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
It would appear, therefore, that the greater the size of the bird, belonging to this genus the greater the number of its brood.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
That it was a humming-bird, however, or one of an allied genus, seemed apparent from the length of its bill.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine Vol. IV, No. 19, Dec 1851" by Various
The New World has two birds of the genus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
This highly interesting little bird, the only known member of its genus, inhabits the dry plains of Parana and Cordova.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater