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  • adj. Having green wings (used in the names of various types of bird)

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Examples

  • By doing so, he would initiate an entomological tete-a-tete between the wasps and the emerald ash borer, a green-winged, torpedo-shaped beetle that looks at the gleaming shaft of wood in Alex Rodriguez's hands and sees a scrumptious meal for its children.

    The Bugs Rescuing the Baseball Bats

  • Then check out “On the Wings of Love,” a Washington Post story about Jack (a female scarlet macaw) and Red (a male green-winged macaw). who are being tended to by the good people at Kunzang Palyul Chöling Buddhist temple in Poolesville, MD, at their perfectly named “Garuda Aviary.”

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2008 » December

  • Mallards, pintails, green-winged teal, and gadwalls are most common.

    Intermountain Semidesert Province (Bailey)

  • Lift your face up to a porthole and you can survey the green waters of Cowpasture Meadow coming up to meet you as you voyage across doldrums of Sargasso buttercups in lazy pools, or navigate towards the beacon of a solitary green-winged orchid.

    Wildwood

  • Other wintering wetland birds include the threatened marbled teal Marmoronetta angustirostris, ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca, and corncrake, Crex crex; also high numbers of green-winged teal Anas crecca, northern pintail Anas acuta, northern shoveler Anas clypeata and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Waterfowl species include Canada geese, mallards, black ducks and green-winged teals.

    Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland

  • Twenty-two species of wintering waterfowl use the area, including large flocks of tundra swans, Canada geese and green-winged teal.

    Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland

  • KING: And one more animal in this segment, the green-winged macaw.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2006

  • It was also a good birding day, as I saw a bluebird, a green-winged teal, a great blue heron, and a red-tailed hawk.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • It produces the giant flowers of the Rafflesia, the great green-winged

    The Malay Archipelago

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