Definition of Family motacillidae
1. Noun. Pipits and wagtails.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Genus Motacilla, Motacilla, Anthus, Genus Anthus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Motacillidae
Literary usage of Family motacillidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"... longer than its toe; tertiary feathers much elongated with their tips nearly reaching end of longest primary. family motacillidae. Wagtails, Pipits. b*. ..."
2. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"... belongs to the family Motacillidae. They flock hither in tens of thousands during spring and often remain until fall. ..."
3. Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two Hundred Song, Game, and Water Birds by Mabel Osgood Wright (1917)
"... red-brown Thrush with speckled breast, and a long tail with which he continually beats the air. family motacillidae : Pipits, etc. Page 87. 1 Species. ..."