yellow-breasted love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the breast wholly or partly yellow: specific in phrase-names of various animals, especially birds: as, the yellow-breasted chat (see cut under chat).


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  • As we left, a yellow-breasted kiskadee set off from the cannon, ascending in a great arc over the water, soaring high above the hook-shaped archipelago of the Great Sound toward the distant outline of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the beat of her wings thankfully undisturbed by the sound of gunfire.

    Losing Oneself in Bermuda

  • I look through my window, tall trees, yellow-breasted birds.


  • All we know is that, unlike A-18, it lacked an ocean view; had an isolated, jungly feel; and was surrounded by tiny, yellow-breasted birds called bananaquits.

    Back to Maho Bay: A family trip to St. John in the Virgin Islands stirs old memories

  • “Why?” she asked, brushing away the yellow-breasted bird picking at the crumbs of her lunch.

    Zombies vs. Unicorns

  • I saw a yellow-breasted perch on the rock where we last saw Jeric.


  • Thus the giant sunbird appears to be an older arrival than Newton's yellow-breasted sunbird (Nectarinia newtoni), which more closely resembles its mainland relatives.

    Sao Tome and Principe moist lowland forests

  • Richard glanced up at the yellow-breasted birds flitting past.

    Soul of the Fire

  • Grasshoppers and yellow-breasted meadowlarks sprang from the path.

    The Black Wing

  • She watched a bright yellow-breasted meadowlark trill gloriously from an open perch, then take to wing and continue its song in flight A pair of golden-crowned sparrows, warbling their woeful tune of descending pitch, flitted among the blackberry canes at the border of the open field.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Swinging from the tops of the sagebrush, or an occasional cottonwood, yellow-breasted meadowlarks were singing sweetly.

    Hidden Gold


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