Definition of Quiscalus

1. Noun. Grackles.

Exact synonyms: Genus Quiscalus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Icteridae, Icteridae
Member holonyms: Crow Blackbird, Grackle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quiscalus

Quinlan's test
Quinn
Quinne
Quinny
Quinora
Quinquagesima
Quinquagesima Sunday
Quinquatria
Quinquatrias
Quintana Roo
Quintation
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
Quirite
Quirites
Quirkian
Quiscalus (current term)
Quiscalus quiscula
Quitman
Quito
Quiverfull
Quixote
Qum
Quonset
Quonset hut
Quonsets
Quoratean
Quorn
Quotron
Quotrons
Qur'an

Literary usage of Quiscalus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1886)
"Quiscalus rectirostris, Cassin, Pi: Ac. Sc. Phil. 1860, p. 409 (?). ... that the sexes in this Quiscalus are nearly alike in plumage, and that it agrees in ..."

2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1895)
"Quiscalus quiscula JORDAN, Man. Vert. ed. 4, 1884, 93. [6421, C 225, R 278, €335.] GEOG. DIST. ... Quiscalus macrourus SWAINS. Anim. in Menag. 1838, 299. ..."

3. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"Quiscalus VERSICOLOR, Vieill. PLATE VII. MALE AND FEMALE. I COULD not think of any better mode of representing these birds than that which I have adopted, ..."

4. The Code of Nomenclature and Check-list of North American Birds Adopted by by American Ornithologists' Union (1886)
"Quiscalus macrourus SWAINS. Anim. in Menag. 1838, 299. [B 419, C 223, R 275. C 333. ... Quiscalus major VIEILL. Boat-tailed Grackle. Quiscalus major VIEILL. ..."

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