Definition of Genus Recurvirostra
1. Noun. Type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Recurvirostridae, Recurvirostridae
Member holonyms: Avocet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Recurvirostra
Literary usage of Genus Recurvirostra
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1. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus RECURVIROSTRA. This form, like that of Himantopus, is widely distributed over the globe, since species inhabit America, Africa, Europe, ..."
2. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"genus Recurvirostra. LINN. 182 (225) RECURVIROSTRA AMERICANA. GMEL. American Avocet. Temperate North America ; breeds from Illinois to the Saskatchewan and ..."
3. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"... toes half webbed Recurvirostra, p.. small web between outer and middle toes . Himantopus, p.. genus Recurvirostra. 225. Recurvirostra americana Gmel. ..."