Definition of Genus Contopus
1. Noun. Pewees.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Superfamily Tyrannidae, Tyrannidae
Member holonyms: Contopus Virens, Peewee, Peewit, Pewee, Pewit, Wood Pewee
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Contopus
Literary usage of Genus Contopus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey, George Hammell Cook (1868)
"It builds a nest generally about bridges or the eaves of a house, if sufficiently projecting, raising two broods. Strictly inoffensive. Genus CONTOPUS. ..."
2. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"genus Contopus. CABAN. 350 (459) CONTOPUS BOREALIS. (SWAINS.) Olive-sided Flycatcher. North America; breeding from Massachusetts, northward; south in winter ..."
3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"the olive-sided to the genus contopus (Cab.); Traill's, the least, the small green-crested, and the yellow-bellied, to the genus empidonax (Cab. ..."
4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"the olive-sided to the genus contopus (Cab.) ; Traill's, the least, the small green-crested, and the yellow-bellied, to the genus empidonax (Cab. ..."
5. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Pennsylvania Ornithologist, Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"Genus, Contopus : Head slightly crested; wings longer than the slightly forked tall and pointed ; the first primary about as long as fourth ; the wings are ..."
6. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1876)
"genus Contopus Cab. 141. C. borealis Bd. OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER. Not an uncommon migrant, from May 15th to'25th, and the last of September and first of ..."