white-breasted love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a white breast or bosom.
  • Having the breast more or less white: specifying numerous animals. See cut under squirrel-hawk.


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  • Over 230 bird species have been recorded, 143 typical of primary forest, including white-breasted guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides (E), Nimba flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae (I), western wattled cuckoo-shrike Campephaga lobata (V), and yellow-throated olive greenbul Criniger olivaceus (V).

    Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Those "European turkeys" were eventually brought back to North America and are the ancestors of the white-breasted turkey that is the variety raised commercially as well as the heritage breeds, many of which look much more like their wild ancestors.

    David Mizejewski: Turkeys Are True Animal Oddities

  • Some of the more common birds are the northern pygmy-owl, olive warbler, red-faced warbler, hepatic tanager, mountain bluebird, pygmy nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, Mexican junco, Steller's jay, red-shafted flicker and the Rocky Mountain sapsucker.

    Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Semidesert-Open Woodland - Coniferous Forest - Alpine Meadow Province (Bailey)

  • The islands, especially Mumbo and Boadzulu, are important nesting sites for several thousand white-breasted cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus.

    Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi

  • Birds include the rare bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), pinyon jay (Gymnohinus cyanocephalus), and white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis).

    Sierra Juarez and San Pedro Martir pine-oak forests

  • Out of the above birds, one is threatened (Madagascar teal), and three are considered vulnerable (white-breasted mesite, long-tailed ground-roller, Madagascar plover).

    Madagascar succulent woodlands

  • Among the birds, Appert's greenbul (Xanthomixis apperti) and the white-breasted mesite (Mesitornis variegata), are considered endemic to this ecoregion.

    Madagascar succulent woodlands

  • A number of restricted range birds are found in this ecoregion, including the red-eared firetail (Stagonopleura oculata) which inhabits karri/tingle forest and creeklines and the white-breasted robin (Eopsaltria georgiana) which can also be found in karri and tingle forest.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • As we sailed along, we disturbed many white-breasted cormorants; we had seen the same species fishing between the cataracts.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Swallows and white-breasted swifts came darting around the britchka and even passing in front of the forelegs of the horses.


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