Definition of Aythya
1. Noun. Canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc..
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Aythya Valisineria, Canvasback, Canvasback Duck, Aythya Ferina, Pochard, Aythya Americana, Redhead, Bluebill, Broadbill, Scaup, Scaup Duck
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aythya
Literary usage of Aythya
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"RED-HEAD (aythya americana). This species is rather common coastwise and is found ... AMERICAN SCAUP (aythya marua). The occurrence of this species is ..."
2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1895)
"aythya vallisneria BOIE, Isis, 1826, 980. [B 592, C 504, R 617, C 724.] GEOG. DIST. ... aythya marila nearctica STEJN. American Scaup Duck. ..."
3. Birds of the Kotzebue Sound Region, Alaska by Joseph Grinnell (1900)
"STATUS—Fairly common winter visitant on salt and brackish water coastwise: south to San Diego Bay. • (149) aythya affinis (Eyton) Stejneger. ..."