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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Icteridae.


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  • Two endemic species of passeriforms on the island are Mimus magnirostris (nightingale) and Vireo caribaeus, and other subspecies are Icterus leucopteryx lawrencii, Vireo altiloquus canescens, Coereba flaveola oblita and Dendroica petechia flavida.

    Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests

  • Twenty-seven bird species have been recorded on Gros Piton, including five endemic birds: Saint Lucia oriole Icterus laudabilis, St. Lucia black finch Melanospiza richardsoni (EN), Saint Lucia flycatcher Myiarchus oberi sanctae luceae, St. Lucia peewee Contopus oberi and St. Lucia house wren Troglodytes aedon sanctae luceae.

    Pitons Management Area, Saint Lucia

  • In the more open parts, three or four species of finches, a thrush, a starling (or Icterus), two Opetiorhynchi, and several hawks and owls occur.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Icterus and a swollen abdomen -- the rest was essentially normal.

    The Lani People

  • However, Bullock's is not merely a variety or subspecies, but a well-defined species of the oriole family, his scientific title being _Icterus bullocki_.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Like our familiar Lord Baltimore, he bravely bears black and orange; but in _bullocki_ the latter color invades the sides of the neck, head, and forehead, leaving only a small black bow for the throat and a narrow black stripe running back over the crown and down the back of the neck; whereas in _Icterus galbula_ the entire head and neck are black.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Starling, orchard, or orchard oriole (Icterus spurius).

    Winter Sunshine

  • Icterus phoeniceus (red-winged blackbird), Umbazookskus River.

    The Maine Woods

  • Icterus Invidiosorum, after returning from a visit to the Music Hall.

    The Poet at the Breakfast-Table

  • In tropical America, birds of this character are found in many species of the genera _Cassicus_ and _Icterus_, who weave pensile nests of a similar kind upon the trees of the Amazon and Orinoco.

    The Bush Boys History and Adventures of a Cape Farmer and his Family


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