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Having a reddish complexion and red hair.
Synonym(s): erythristic
[L. rufus, reddish]


Relating to or marked by erythrism; having a ruddy complexion and reddish hair.
Synonym(s): rufous.


(roo′fŭs) [L. rufus, red]
Ruddy; having a ruddy complexion and reddish hair.


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Ventral forewing: ground color dark brown, rufous brown from apex to discal cell end, and Cu[A.
May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rufous Hummingbird populations have dropped 60% since 1967.
The Google doodle begins with an animation of rufous hummingbird hovering over flowers.
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What she's spotted in her yard so far: Three dozen kinds of birds, including Western tanagers, flickers, grosbeaks, chickadees, Spotted townees, rufous and Anna's hummingbirds, and Cooper's hawks Butterflies such as swallowtails, painted ladies, and fritillaries much greater than] Bees [much greater than] Ladybugs [much greater than] Lacewings [much greater than] Pacific tree frogs.
On the inside of each lip is the haphazardly stamped name of the illustrated bird allowing the viewer to mouth Boat Tailed Grackle, Red Breasted Grosbeak, Loggerhead Shrike, Yellow-breasted Chat, Brown Booby, Rufous Sided Towhee, the Mangrove Cuckoo and Tufted Titmouse.
Rufous will throw good money after bad because he's not sure he
This has been successful in recent years, saving species such as the rufous hare wallaby, also known as the mala, from extinction.
Little bittern, night herons, moorhen, bulbuls, rufous bushchats, several species of dove, olivaceous and graceful warblers.
Such superb birds - two were adult females with black bellies, rufous chests and a gorgeous head pattern of eyestripes and powder blue cheeks.
Recent WNV activity was indicated by seroconversion in 3 banded rufous hornero in Cordoba City between January and March 2005.
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