Definition of Dacelo
1. Noun. Australasian kingfishers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Alcedinidae, Family Alcedinidae
Member holonyms: Dacelo Gigas, Kookaburra, Laughing Jackass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dacelo
Literary usage of Dacelo
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. �Etudes m�edicales sur les serpents de la Vend�ee et de Loire-Inf�erieure by Ambroise Viaud-Grand-Marais, George Robert Gray (1848)
"Dacelo GIGAS. The great brown Kingfisher. Alcedo gigas Bodd. ... Dacelo gigas GR Gray, Gen. of B. ip Alcedo gigantea Lath. Ind. Orn. p. 245. ..."
2. Catalogue of the Mammalia and Birds of New Guinea, in the Collection of the by John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1859)
"Dacelo TYRO. Dacelo Tyro, GR Gray, Proc. ZS 1858, pl. 171. pl. 133. tj. Top, sides of head and back of ... Aru Islands. Procured from Mr. Wallace. Dacelo ..."
3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"It will appear therefore more natural to consider Halcyon and Dacelo as one genus, which may be called by either name, but which must be distinguished by ..."