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plumage

(plo͞o′mĭj)
n.
The covering of feathers on a bird.

plum′aged adj.
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In an era of mass democracy, advanced industrialisation, unprecedented urban growth and the beginnings of aristocratic decline, the elaborate layers and gradations of empire, which were underpinned by, and helped underpin, the newly revived monarchy, served to persuade the British that they continued to inhabit an ordered society, and to persuade those plumed and plumaged proconsuls that even in the era of Lloyd George, the patricians remained at the top of the social hierarchy.
Many have provided conclusive evidence that females prefer more conspicuously colored males or that more brightly plumaged males perform better in intrasexual competition (e.g., Smith 1972; Collias et al.
No, these modest iridescent, beige-tipped feathers are from the ostentatiously plumaged Ocellated Turkey endemic to the Yucatan Peninsular in Mexico and in neighboring Guatemala and Belize.
"Curled up in all sorts of uncomfortable positions, the brightly plumaged sisters vied with their stronger brethren in seeking balmy sleep."
We observed a chick plumaged differently from the two distinct variants described by Stempniewicz (1989) in Hornsund in 2011.
"Pterodroma Mollis is the Latin name for a kind of seabird known as the Soft Plumaged Petrel.
When the winter light turns to grey, even the brightest plumaged wildfowl lose their colour, so it took a dashing merlin to brighten upmy day as it sped past me on Banks Marsh.
One day you will wake up in the Cirque hotel, eating breakfast served by a Mystere clown in a brightly plumaged avian outfit, with a Zumanity contortionist spinning the political news on cable TV, and soft indecipherable Rene Dupere music piped into a KA-inspired suite.
BRIGHTLY PLUMAGED BIRDS, delicate butterflies, playful prairie dogs, majestic elk, and curious toads share nature's bounty along the U.S.-Mexican border with man.
The "iliaca" group consists of reddish plumaged birds distributed from Newfoundland to northern Alaska, with little geographic variation.
Like virtually every swift species -- and there are many -- it is drably plumaged in dark brown, relieved only by small pale patch on the throat.