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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cinclidae — the dippers.

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Examples

  • Nature, is afforded by the curious little birds called dippers or water-ouzels, forming the genus _Cinclus_ and the family _Cindidae_ of naturalists.

    Evolution An Investigation and a Critique

  • The natural home of _Cinclus mexicanus_ is the Rocky Mountains, to which he is restricted, not being known anywhere else on this continent.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • An excellent example of how a limited group of species has been able to maintain itself by adaptation to one of these "vacant places" in nature, is afforded by the curious little birds called dippers or water-ouzels, forming the genus Cinclus and the family Cinclidae of naturalists.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • (Cinclus aquaticus of Gould) has a white bodice, and the other a black one, the bird being called therefore, in ugly Greek, 'Melanogaster,'

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds

  • CANUTE'S BIRD, the knot, a corruption of "Knut," the _Cinclus bellonii_, of which king Canute was extremely fond.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook

  • Like the Bolivian Yungas to the north, this region is also quite strong in endemics, including approximately 10 avian species that are range-restricted, including species such as the Red-faced Guan (Penelope dabbenei), Rothschild’s Swift (Cypseloides rothschildi) and the Rufous - throated Dipper (Cinclus schulzi).

    Southern Andean Yungas

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