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Plumage

Meanings and phrases

plumage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds; feather; plume

white plumage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Juveniles are mottled brown and have more white plumage than adults.
  • Several of the mutations known are related to pigmentation: premature silvering in mice, diluted and white plumage in chickens, and the widely known merle dilution in dogs.
  • Order: CharadriiformesFamily: Sternidae Terns are a group of generally medium to large seabirds typically with grey or white plumage, often with black markings on the head.

brown plumage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Some rare rufous morph female has a black barred and reddish brown plumage.
  • In the range of overlap, only brown males of "F. hypoleuca" exist and are thought to have evolved the brown plumage to prevent hybridization.
  • Order: CharadriiformesFamily: Stercorariidae They are in general medium to large birds, typically with gray or brown plumage, often with white markings on the wings.

black plumage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Some are colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throats or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive-brown to black plumage.
  • The black-footed albatross is a small member of the albatross family (while still large compared to most other seabirds) that has almost all black plumage.
  • The male species has black plumage with a red wattle above the eyes while the female species has a brown plumage with black, grey and white stripes and possesses a light forked tail.

dark plumage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Plumage colouration varies, with the majority having mainly dark plumage, some species being black-and-white and a few being colourful.
  • Order: SuliformesFamily: Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants are medium-to-large aquatic birds, usually with mainly dark plumage and areas of colored skin on the face.

soft plumage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Their soft plumage is camouflaged to resemble bark or leaves.
  • Their soft plumage is cryptically colored to resemble bark or leaves.
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