Definition of Genus Polioptila
1. Noun. New World gnatcatchers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Sylviidae, Sylviidae
Member holonyms: Gnatcatcher
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polioptila
Literary usage of Genus Polioptila
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1. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1885)
"SEEBOHM has entirely left out the consideration of the genus Polioptila from the Fifth Volume of the ' Catalogue,' although all recent authors have ..."
2. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"Mr. Hellmayr reviews the American genus Polioptila, of which he has studied a series of about 70 specimens. Of the black-headed group he recognises six ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"genus Polioptila Polioptila SCLATER, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lend., 1855, 11. 4 species, all congeneric. Type, by implication,' and as designated by Gray (1855), ..."
4. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1888)
"The peculiar genus Polioptila, which contains some twelve or thirteen species of small-sized American birds, ranging from the United States to the Argentine ..."
5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"... Button's, and the black-headed flycatchers are vireos; the blue- gray flycatcher belongs to the family of titmice, and to the genus polioptila (Sclater. ..."