Definition of Surnia
1. Noun. A genus of hawk-like owls.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Strigidae, Strigidae
Member holonyms: Hawk Owl, Surnia Ulula
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surnia
Literary usage of Surnia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1875)
"The northern and central portions of the Palaearctic and Nearctic regions. 1. Surnia ulula. Strix ulula, Linn. SN ip 133. Strix nisoria, Wolf $• Meyer, ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"The members of the genus Surnia are two in number, one species being found in Europe and ... Surnia ULULA. Strix ulula, Linn. Syst. Nat. ip 133 (1766). ..."
3. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"GENUS I.—Surnia, Dumeril. DAY-OWL. Bill very short, strong, its upper outline decurved from the base; lower mandible abruptly rounded, with a sinus on each ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"Hawk Owl, the Surnia (Dumeril). It seems that some species or varieties exist throughout the north. These are nearly allied, and badly distinguished under ..."
5. The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. by William Jardine (1838)
"Length from crown of head to extremity of tafl about seven inches and a half; from same point to end of quills, about eight inches. THE genus Surnia ..."