Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Sundevall's system of classification:
- A group of dentirostral oscine passerine birds with only nine primaries (whence the name), forming the second phalanx of the cohort Cichlomorphæ, and including the pipits and wagtails (Motacillidæ), the American warblers (Mniotiltidæ), and the Australian diamond-birds (Pardalotus).
- A group of cultrirostral oscine passerine birds, composed of the American grackles: equivalent to the family Icteridæ of other authors.
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