Definition of Pandionidae
1. Noun. Ospreys.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Falconiformes, Order Falconiformes
Member holonyms: Genus Pandion, Pandion
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pandionidae
Literary usage of Pandionidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"... to contour-feathers; outer toe reversible Pandionidae, p.. b. ... Family Pandionidae. The Osprey differs from all other ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... but is the representative of a separate family, Pandionidae Pandion differs from the Falconidae not only ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"V. Pandionidae.—This group is especially remarkable for the reversible outer toe—recalling that of the Owls, the want of an ..."
4. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The Pandionidae, or Fishing Hawks, are universally distributed, with the exception of the Southern Temperate parts of South America. ..."