Definition of Catharacta
1. Noun. Skuas.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Stercorariidae, Stercorariidae
Member holonyms: Bonxie, Skua
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catharacta
Literary usage of Catharacta
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 (1920)
"32), because the latter has for its type, by subsequent designation of Reichenbach 1851, catharacta skua, Brünnich, and, furthermore, is not preoccupied by ..."
2. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1896)
"149 catharacta cepphus, Brunn. Orn. Bor. p. 36 (1764). (1761 : Hudson's Bay ; juv.). catharacta ..."