Dolichonyx Swainson, 1827

Remsen, J. V., Powell, Alexis F. L. A., Schodde, Richard, Barker, F. Keith & Lanyon, Scott M., 2016, A revised classification of the Icteridae (Aves) based on DNA sequence data, Zootaxa 4093 (2), pp. 285-292 : 289

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4093.2.9

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6075873

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scientific name

Dolichonyx Swainson, 1827
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Subfamily DOLICHONYCHINAE Ridgway, 1902

Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum 50, 2, 1–834 (p. 175, as Dolichonyces). Type genus: Dolichonyx Swainson, 1827 .

Diagnosis. Only icterids with acuminate tips to rectrices, sinuated outer webs to only two primaries (p 7, p 8), two complete molts a year, and dramatically different basic and alternate male plumages. Alternate plumage of male unique in family in having (1) color patch from occiput to nape conspicuously paler than rest of the head and underparts, and (2) white rump and scapulars. Bill strongly conical, hallux claw exceptionally long (longer than hallux), and primary 9 as long as primary 8 numbered outwards (see also Xanthocephalinae). By far the most extensively migratory icterid, with breeding and winter ranges in separate hemispheres.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Icteridae

Loc

Dolichonyx Swainson, 1827

Remsen, J. V., Powell, Alexis F. L. A., Schodde, Richard, Barker, F. Keith & Lanyon, Scott M. 2016
2016
Loc

Dolichonyx

Swainson 1827
1827