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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 hind wing: ground color dark brown, rufous brown from costal margin to anterior half of Cu[A.
The Google doodle begins with an animation of rufous hummingbird hovering over flowers.
Rufous oculocutaneous albinism in southern African blacks is caused by mutations in the TYRP1 gene.
The coat is rusty or rufous brown in females and juveniles, but grows into a dark brown or slate grey, often tinged with blue, in adult males.
Massachusetts birders began seeing totally out-of-range rufous hummingbirds in surprising numbers, leading her and other nature observers to wonder if this is another example in an increasing list of range expansions due to global warming.
These birds have earned the unfortunate distinction of a spot on Audubon's list: American Bittern, Black-throated Sparrow, Boreal Chickadee, Common Grackle, Common Tern, Eastern Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak, Field Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Greater Scaup, Horned Lark, Lark Sparrow, Little Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Bobwhite, Northern Pintail, Ruffed Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, Snow Bunting and Whip-poor-will.
Nape Broad rufous band White Rufous patch, across nape; smaller than on feathers with typical male dusky brown Lapland longspur, centers and few io on white many tipped with background (Fig.
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.