Definition of Drepanididae
1. Noun. Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Hawaiian Honeycreeper, Honeycreeper, Drepanis, Genus Drepanis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drepanididae
Literary usage of Drepanididae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"All these facts point to the odour as being an ancestral character in the drepanididae. In this connexion it may further be remarked that the song of the ..."
2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The drepanididae are confined to the Sandwich Islands, and I follow Mr. Sclater's suggestion in bringing together the following genera to form this family ..."
3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1898)
"... for the purpose of securing some special food, which has led to the extreme diversity of structure exhibited in a group so small as the drepanididae. ..."
4. Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace, Augustus Henry Keane (1888)
"These belong to eleven genera, eight of which are peculiar, and what is more remarkable, four of them form a small family, drepanididae, which has no ..."
5. A Text-book of Zoogeography by Frank Evers Beddard (1895)
"belong to a family drepanididae, which is absolutely confined to these islands and which may have, thinks Mr Wallace, affinities on the one hand to the ..."
6. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"... another big finch; and it is to be inferred from the observations of Mr. Perkins, quoted by Mr. Evans in his book on Birds, that the drepanididae, ..."