Definition: feathers of a bird;
Definition: feathers of a bird;
Sentences Containing 'plumage'
The birds with their plumage and their notes are in harmony with the flowers, but what youth or maiden conspires with the wild luxuriant beauty of Nature?
The period at which the perfect plumage is acquired varies, as does the state of the down with which the nestling birds are clothed when hatched.
With the barb-pigeon, for instance, which very rarely produces a blue bird, it is probable that there is a latent tendency in each generation to produce blue plumage.
Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope, and the lovely plumage of the bird that never alights; less celestial, I celebrate a tail.
It was split on the basis of its more intense plumage colours, and its ecology and behaviour, being a short-distance altitudinal migrant not a long distance migrant.
The four species are quite similar with bright red bills, a mainly green plumage, black mask, and rufous wings.
It is in length, and has a striking and very deep rufous-red patch on an otherwise grey plumage above its bill.
Unlike many of the brighter forest dwelling turacos these are birds of African open country and have drab grey and white plumage.
Both sexes are similar with dark brown plumage, black face, buff chest and black-barred white abdomen.
The young has black bill, dark brown plumage and buffy-white below.
In winter, its size, buff plumage, with a darker back and cap, and “powder puff” rear end enable easy identification of this species.
It is rather long- and broad-winged and the slightly tapering tail is short by comparison and colored black, with grey tips in fresh plumage.
The immature plumage is reminiscent of that of the Great Black Hawk ("Buteogallus urubitinga").
It does not acquire the full adult plumage until 4–5 years old.
Its plumage is overall green, but with contrasting yellow undertail-coverts and narrow bars to the wings.
The species's plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family.
Their black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it distinctive.
The sexes are similar, but in breeding plumage, they can be separated by the male's brighter, more extensive orange breast, neck and head.
Their drab dark grey-brown, sightly pin-striped plumage is unconspicuous and does not differ between the sexes.
The plumage of the adults is white with dark wing tips, with colours that range from brown to black.
The plumage of year-olds can be almost completely brown, in the second year the birds’ appearance changes depending on the different phases of moulting: they can have adult plumage at the front and continue to be brown at the rear.
It is generally common, but its small size and dull plumage results in it often being overlooked – or at least not identified, as it resembles several other tyrant flycatchers.
In breeding plumage, adults are grey-brown above, with a short white supercilium and warmer brown rump.
There are a four races differing in plumage shade.
This would mean that predation by Great Frigatebirds is significant enough to select towards a cryptic darkening of the plumage, as these are the only predators of "Z. m. clarionensis".
The plumage over the wings has an iridescent purple sheen.
In breeding plumage it has a few white feathers on the sides of the head and neck.
The bill is dark, and the body plumage is green, but the subspecies have different head patterns.
The adult of this 27–28 cm long starling has mainly dully glossed black plumage except for a white lower belly and undertail.
The sexes are alike, but the juvenile has unglossed plumage, a brown iris and a dull yellow lower mandible.
The Whistling Fruit Dove is a small dove (20 cm) that is sexually dimorphic in its velvety plumage.
The plumage of the male is dark green with a yellow head and undertail coverts, the female lacks the yellow plumage.
Greyback, buff back, pied, spotted or saddleback refers to the pattern of plumage.
The plumage is all over dark with a slightly pale rump and a pale grey bar on the upperwing.
There is a brownish tint to the breast plumage.
The female also has an orange throat region but is generally duller in plumage than the male.
Its call is a musical "queeto-queeto" which distinguishes it from other species of sandgrouse with similar plumage.
They have a relatively heavy bill, and their plumage is at least partially orange-rufous.
Their soft plumage is cryptically coloured to resemble bark or leaves.
Young birds molt into a subdued version of the adult plumage, lacking the crest, in autumn and acquire the adult plumage when they are nearly one year old in females, and nearly two years in males.
The plumage of juvenile birds is similar to the adults but duller.
With its thick bill and very colourful plumage the Crested Barbet is unmistakable.
Its plumage pattern was mostly atypical for a psittaculine, though other members have black facial patterns.
The female is darker streaked and lacks the blue plumage and redder crown.
Juveniles have similar patterned plumage but are duller.
The juveniles of the species all resemble females until adult plumage begins to grow in.
It is smaller and stockier than the remaining mainland subspecies ("A. g. spinicauda"), with more uniform and darker plumage.
He wrote in 1827 on the structure of the tracheae of birds, and on plumage changes in pheasants.
Most honeyguides are dull-colored, though some have bright yellow coloring in the plumage.
The two species have cryptic plumage, with intricate patterning of greys and browns.
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