genus Agelaius


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Noun1.genus Agelaius - red-winged blackbirdsgenus Agelaius - red-winged blackbirds    
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Icteridae, Icteridae - American orioles; American blackbirds; bobolinks; meadowlarks
Agelaius phoeniceus, redwing, red-winged blackbird - North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
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In few genera would such a phylogeny be more useful than for the blackbird genus Agelaius. The nine species of Agelaius occupy marsh and grassland habitat throughout much of North, Central, and South America and on a few Caribbean Islands.
In a subsequent paper, Beecher (1951) placed the extant genus Agelaius at an internal node from which fully 50% of extant blackbird species are derived Agelaius.
Although Freeman's data suggest that the genus Agelaius is not monophyletic, his analyses included only two species in this genus.