Definition of Courlans

1. Noun. (plural of courlan) ¹

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Definition of Courlans

1. courlan [n] - See also: courlan

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Literary usage of Courlans

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1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"courlans might be called large Rails with some of the habits of Herons. Two species are known, ... courlans feed to a large extent on land shells ..."

2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"courlans. Family ARAMID/E. A rnm nx giganteus. [Buffy white. [ Range.—This bird is a native of the West Indies and Central America, but occurs regularly ..."

3. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"The courlans are a peculiar American family, intermediate between the Cranes and the Kails. Of the two known species, which are nearly allied, one occurs in ..."

4. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"... courlans. Limpkins. Bill, over 3 inches long; tarsus, under 7; wing, under 16; toes, four, no comb-like edge on inner side of middle toe nail; hind toe, ..."

5. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"2 eggs. Nest on a knoll in a marsh, hidden by dead rushes and weeds; a flat loose structure of broken rushes and reeds. Collector, Chris Forge. courlans. ..."

6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1894)
"The first of these is represented by the Cranes and courlans ; while the second ... This being true, the fact settles the position of the courlans in the ..."

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