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Definition of the noun American Orioles

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American Orioles is the vernacular name of the Icterus, a genus of Icteridae.

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Google previewChandler's Encyclopedia (1898)

An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... by William Henry Chandler

True orioles are tropical Old World birds, in general appearance resembling the American orioles, which belong to a distinct family (Icteridce). The Golden Oriole visits England. American orioles build pendent nests. The Mexican Troupial is ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

The American Orioles are thus Conirostral Perchers, nearly allied to the Starlings, and forming the type of the sub-family Icterinae of the family Icteridie (which see). In this sub-family the wings are long and of pointed shape; the tail is conical or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

The American orioles constitute, with the blackbirds, the meadow-larks, bobolinks , and cow- birds, the family Icteridtc,

Practically all of the 40 or so species of American orioles belong to the typical genus Icterus whose species abound in ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia Biology (1996)

The family contains such diverse groups as Oropendolas, Caciques, Grackles, American blackbirds, True American orioles or Troupials, Cowbirds, Meadowlarks and the Bobolink, representing sizes from 16.5 to 53 cm. All have conical bills, ...

Google previewWinston's cumulative loose-leaf encyclopedia (1922)

a comprehensive reference work by Thomas Edward Finegan

The American Orioles belonging Americans remained masters of the field to the former group are nearly allied to though badly crippled. General Herkimer the starlings. The Baltimore bird (which was mortally wounded in the fight. «ee), oriole ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

French name Troupiale for the Venezuelan Troupial and other American orioles. Trygon (syn. Ectopistes) Gr. trugo#n pigeon. Trygonoides (syn. Oena) From syn. genus Trygon Brehm, 1831, pigeon; -oide#s resembling. Tryngites Gr.

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