Definition of Genus Polyborus
1. Noun. A genus of Falconidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Falconidae, Family Falconidae
Member holonyms: Audubon's Caracara, Polyborus Cheriway Audubonii, Carancha, Polyborus Plancus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polyborus
Literary usage of Genus Polyborus
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1. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1827)
"The nearest approach to the characters of that family that has come under our observation among the birds of Australia is in the genus Polyborus of M. ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"... describe the various stages of plumage. The bird is recorded from Grenada, and is probably accidental in the Antilles. GENUS Polyborus ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"genus Polyborus. Polyborus VIEILLOT, Analyse, 1816, 22. Monotypic, with "Esp. Caracara, Buff." = Falco tharus Mol. as type. Genus Pandion. ..."
4. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Polyborus is characterized by rather long bill, long, pointed wings, long and rather slender tarsi, and rather weak claws. ..."
5. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"... The genus Polyborus is characterized by rather long bill, long, pointed wings, long and rather slender tarsi, and rather weak claws. ..."