Definition of Family sturnidae
1. Noun. Old World starlings.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Starling, Genus Sturnus, Sturnus, Acridotheres, Genus Acridotheres, Genus Gracula, Gracula
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Sturnidae
Literary usage of Family sturnidae
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)
"family sturnidae. Starlings. f*. Second primary not longest; first primary longer than tips of coverts; bill linear, culmen generally curved, bill sometimes ..."
2. Island Life: Or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras by Alfred Russel Wallace (1881)
"... or a single starling of the family Sturnidae, in the whole continent; while there are very few true warblers (Syl- ..."