Definition of Genus Athene
1. Noun. A genus of Strigidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Strigidae, Strigidae
Member holonyms: Athene Noctua, Little Owl
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Athene
Literary usage of Genus Athene
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"Genus ATHENE *, Boie, 1822. The members of this genus are of small size, the wing rarely if ever exceeding 7 inches in length, and all are more or less ..."
2. An introduction to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1848)
"Genus ATHENE. A genus of diurnal Owls, of which five species are natives of Australia; the smaller kinds are represented in Europe and Asia by the Athene ..."
3. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"... very imperfect facial disk, head without ear tufts, and tarsi thinly covered with feathers; rather diurnal in habit. The genus Athene (Boie) or ..."
4. Ornithology by Geological Survey of California, James Graham Cooper (1870)
"genus Athene, BOIE. Athene, BOIE, Isis, 1822, 549. GF..V. CHAR. Wings rather long ; tail rather short; bill short; legs rather long, thinly covered with ..."