Definition of Quiscalus
1. Noun. Grackles.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Icteridae, Icteridae
Member holonyms: Crow Blackbird, Grackle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quiscalus
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. ..."