wood-partridge love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Canada grouse. See grouse, wood-grouse, and cut under Canace.

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Examples

  • That temptation had come in the form of a wood-partridge, in chase of which, with the spirit of a true son of the forest, Poosk had bolted, and soon left his father's tracks far behind him.

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  • Every day Francois went forth with his gun, and returned with a pair of young pigeons, or a wood-partridge, or a brace of the beautiful ruffed grouse; and out of these he would make delicate soups, which he was the better able to do as they had procured salt, pepper, and other ingredients, at the Fort.

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  • Every day François went forth with his gun, and returned with a pair of young pigeons, or a wood-partridge, or a brace of the beautiful ruffed grouse; and out of these he would make delicate soups, which he was the better able to do as they had procured salt, pepper, and other ingredients, at the Fort.

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  • The grey-barred wren (Campylorhynchus megalopterus), banded quail (Philortx fasciatus), common bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), white-tipped dove (Leptotila verreaxi), long-tailed wood-partridge (Dendrortyx macroura), and montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) are also present in this diverse ecoregion.

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  • Stattersfield et al. list the dwarf jay (EN) (Cyanolyca nana), bearded wood-partridge (CR) (Dendrortyx barbatus), Tamaulipas pygmy-owl (Glaucidium sanchezi) and grey-barred wren (Campylorhynchus megalopterus) as restricted-range bird species, which includes this ecoregion.

    Sierra Madre de Oaxaca pine-oak forests

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