Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a white throat: specifying many birds and other animals: as, the white-throated sparrow. Zonotriehia albicollis, the most abundant kind of crown-sparrow found in eastern parts of the United States. See cut under Zonotrichia.
“Perhaps ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson had the best summary of Audubon ' s culinary predilections: Not only does he speak with a gourmet ' s authority about the edibility of owls, loons, cormorants and crows, but also the gustatory delights of juncos, white-throated sparrows, and robins.”
“Ah, yes, cold weather means the return of old Sam Peabody, i.e., the song of the humbly magnificent white-throated sparrow.”
“The white-throated sparrow is far from flashy, never one to spark love at first sight.”
“After spending spring and summer up north, mostly Canada, the white-throated sparrow heads south (though not all the way down to the tropics like many other birds) to enjoy a milder winter clime than that in the boreal regions.”
“But as my feet (numb, of course, despite the insulated books and socks) crunch along the frozen grass or the snow, the white-throated sparrow is sure to sing out, pluck my heart strings, and get me feeling all warm inside:”
“And then the white-throated sparrow will feel the instinctual call to head back north.”
“The return of migratory birds like the white-throated sparrow and junco, the specific species varying by location.”
“His nostrils twitched and his mouth watered as the breeze bore to him the scent of his prey, the herd of white-throated wildebeests -- the giant antelope of the East African plateau.”
“There are 13 species of terrestrial birds including the last representative of the western Indian Ocean flightless birds - the endemic Aldabran white-throated rail Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus (about 5,000 individuals).”
“The conservation status in 1982 of the Aldabra white-throated rail Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus.”
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