Definitions

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  • n. Old World thrushes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Forest areas are characterized with blackcock (Lyrurus tetrix), and other forest birds (Dendrocopos major, Oriolus oriolus, Columba palumbus, Streptopelia turtur, Parus cyanus, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Anthus trivialis) and others.

    Kazakh upland

  • Another rail which may be seen sometimes in the Botanical Gardens at Ootacamund is the white-breasted water-hen (_Amaurornis phoenicurus_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • He called restarts “red tails” and the bird’s scientific name, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, means “red tail red tail,” as if the name must itself quiver.

    A Year on the Wing

  • a thicket of scrubby vegetation, we found a rookery of many thousands of the superb red-tailed tropic bird (_Phaeton phoenicurus_), also engaged in incubation.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

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