Definition of Genus Actitis

1. Noun. A genus of Scolopacidae.

Exact synonyms: Actitis
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae
Member holonyms: Actitis Hypoleucos, European Sandpiper, Actitis Macularia, Spotted Sandpiper

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Actitis

genus Acris
genus Acrobates
genus Acrocarpus
genus Acrocephalus
genus Acroclinium
genus Acrocomia
genus Acropora
genus Acrostichum
genus Actaea
genus Actias
genus Actinia
genus Actinidia
genus Actiniopteris
genus Actinomeris
genus Actinomyces
genus Actitis (current term)
genus Adalia
genus Adansonia
genus Addax
genus Adelges
genus Adenanthera
genus Adenium
genus Adenota
genus Adiantum
genus Adlumia
genus Adonis
genus Aedes
genus Aegiceras
genus Aegilops
genus Aegypius

Literary usage of Genus Actitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus ACTITIS, Illiger. At least two species of this form are known, one inhabiting America, the other the Old World. Sp. 528. ACTITIS HYPOLEUCOS. ..."

2. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"... (not Scolopax semipalmata Gmelin) STREETS, Am. Nat., xi, 1877, 71, in text (Christmas Island). Genus ACTITIS Illiger. ..."

3. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"... on the Pacific coast north to St. Michael, Alaska, and to northeastern Siberia; straggles to Bermuda and frequently to western Europe. genus Actitis ..."

4. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"genus Actitis. 263. Actitis macularia (Linn.). SPOTTED SANDPIPER. Small and slender, bill approximately the length of tarsus, or of middle toe and claw. ..."

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