Agelaius

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Agelaius
Red-winged blackbird.jpg
Male red-winged blackbird
(Agelaius phoeniceus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Agelaius
Vieillot, 1816
Species

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Agelaius is a genus of blackbirds in the New World family Icteridae. Established by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1816, it contains five species:[1]

The name Agelaius comes from the Greek agelaios, meaning "gregarious".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Urocissa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.