Definition of Actitis
1. Noun. A genus of Scolopacidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae
Member holonyms: Actitis Hypoleucos, European Sandpiper, Actitis Macularia, Spotted Sandpiper
Lexicographical Neighbors of Actitis
Literary usage of Actitis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"KEY TO THE SPECIES OF actitis. a. Summer adults with under parta everywhere ... actitis macularia (p.'. aa. Summer adults with under parts immaculate whit«, ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"GENUS actitis ILLIGER. actitis ILLIGER, Prodr. iSn, p. 262. actitis macularia (LINN.). ... Soc. Nat. Hist. X, p. 257 (1866) (Porto Rico). actitis ..."
3. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1857)
"219. TOTANUS GLOTTIS. ( ' Green-shank.') Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia; stragglers obtained in N. America: very common in India. 218. actitis ..."