- Icterus + -idae (Wiktionary)
“Only 75 bird species occur in the valley, with the Columbidae, Tyrannidae, Icteridae, and Fringillidae families sufficiently abundant in the upper valley to be considered characteristic.”
“The additional palatal bones just named are also found in several other peculiarly American families, namely, _Tanagridae_, _Icteridae_ and _Mniotiltidae_ -- whence it may be perhaps inferred that the _Emberizidae_ are of Transatlantic origin.”
“_Icteridae_, which includes such familiar species as the bobolinks, orioles, meadowlarks, and the various kinds of blackbirds, none of which, I am glad to say, are parasites.”
“The same may be said, indeed, of the whole _Icteridae_ family.”
“All I know is that their family name was the same as ours, _Icteridae_, and means something or other, I forget what.”
“The eggs of _Psaroglossa spiloptera_ are not very dissimilar, and I expect that it is somewhere between the _Paradiseidae, Sturnidae_, and _Icteridae_ that _Irena_ will ultimately have to be located.”
“The whole structure bears some resemblance to the nests of the hangnests (Icteridae), with the exception that the cavity is at the top.”
“On the other hand, how remarkable it is that the only small and brightly coloured birds of our own country in which the male and female are alike -- the tits and starlings -- either build in holes or construct covered nests; while the beautiful hangnests (Icteridae) of South”
“Oropendula or Orioles (Icteridae) of tropical America choose high, smooth-barked trees, standing apart from others, from which to hang their pendulous nests.”
“The Bullock's oriole (a genus named after the unrelated Old World orioles -- sigh) belongs to the family Icteridae, and used to be lumped with the Baltimore oriole of the East, due to some unfortunate sexual indiscretions, as the”
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