Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A remarkable genus of South American caciques, of the family Icteridæ and the subfamily Cassicinæ. The base of the bill mounts on the forehead, forming a frontal shield; the bill is lengthened and compressed, and the occiput is crested. There are about 8 species, such as O. decumanus, the japu of Brazil, which is black, and O. viridis, which is green, like the rest of the genus.
Ostinops was named by Cabanis in 1851.
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