yellow-crowned love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the top of the head yellow, or yellow on the crown, as various birds; yellow-polled: as, the yellow-crowned night-heron. See night-heron.

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Examples

  • This nocturnal species can be identified on the basis of its white underside in contrast, yellow-crowned night-herons have a grey underside whilst American bitterns have a cream-coloured underside with chestnut stripes.

    Mystery bird: black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

  • The out channel is fringed with a swath of reed sweet-grass and sweet flag, and scattered, waist-high, lank, yellow-crowned spikes of great yellow-cress.

    Country diary: Elton, Cambridgeshire

  • This nocturnal species can be identified on the basis of its white underside in contrast, yellow-crowned night-herons have a grey underside whilst American bitterns have a cream-coloured underside with chestnut stripes.

    Mystery bird: black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

  • Captive birds can be inbred, or they can sometimes breed with yellow-crowned kakariki, which means they are not a pure native species.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The country's largest populations of endemic yellow-crowned parakeet Cyanoramphus auriceps is found in the South-West's tall lowland beech forests and dense podocarp forests.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • On the other hand, I've seen cedar waxwings, indigo buntings, scarlet tanagers, and yellow-crowned night herons without resort to technology.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • On the other hand, I've seen cedar waxwings, indigo buntings, scarlet tanagers, and yellow-crowned night herons without resort to technology.

    With the Naked Eye

  • Our final day in San Blas I lathered myself in high potency deet repellant and settled down to watch a tree full of nesting yellow-crowned night herons.

    San Blas, Nayarit

  • Our final day in San Blas I lathered myself in high potency deet repellant and settled down to watch a tree full of nesting yellow-crowned night herons.

    San Blas, Nayarit

  • "Could it be possible, do you think?" and she glanced apprehensively toward the corner of the library, where the handsome and intelligent parrot sat on her perch, chained by the leg, and with her yellow-crowned head turned on one side as though she might be listening to all that was being said.

    The Chums of Scranton High Hugh Morgan's Uphill Fight

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