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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In C. L. Bonaparte's classification of birds (1850), the first tribe of the third order of Passeres, embracing those lower Passeres which form Sundevall's scutelliplantar division of that order, together with all the picarian birds
  • In C. J. Sundevall's classification, the second order of birds, agreeing in the main with the Picariæ as commonly understood, but including the parrots and pigeons. It is most nearly a synonym of the old Picæ of Linnæus.

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