Definition of Genus Circus
1. Noun. A genus of haws comprising the harriers.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Accipitridae, Family Accipitridae
Member holonyms: Harrier, Circus Aeruginosus, Marsh Harrier, Circus Pygargus, Montagu's Harrier, Circus Cyaneus, Hen Harrier, Marsh Hawk, Northern Harrier
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Literary usage of Genus Circus
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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... used in a generic sense for all the species ranked under the genus Circus of ... consider that the genus Circus, though undoubtedly belonging to the ..."
2. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston, William Jardine (1838)
"This group, as he observes, might with more propriety have been called Harriers, as it is the genus Circus which exhibits the ..."
3. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"Montagu's Harrier, like several other species of the genus Circus, is subject to melanism, and old birds are sometimes found nearly black, while the young ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... in a generic sense for all the species ranked under the genus Circus of Lacépède, and the second confined to the particular species which is the Falco ..."
5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"genus Circus. Circus LACEPEDE, Mem. de 1'Inst., Ill, 1801, 506. Based on a diagnosis only, with no species referred to the group. ..."