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.
“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).”
“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.”
“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.”
“The islands, especially Mumbo and Boadzulu, are important nesting sites for several thousand white-breasted cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus.”
“Birds include the rare bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), pinyon jay (Gymnohinus cyanocephalus), and white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis).”
“Out of the above birds, one is threatened (Madagascar teal), and three are considered vulnerable (white-breasted mesite, long-tailed ground-roller, Madagascar plover).”
“Among the birds, Appert's greenbul (Xanthomixis apperti) and the white-breasted mesite (Mesitornis variegata), are considered endemic to this ecoregion.”
“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.”
“As we sailed along, we disturbed many white-breasted cormorants; we had seen the same species fishing between the cataracts.”
“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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