Examples of plumage in a Sentence
The peacock has colorful plumage.
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The Carolina parakeet was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States, where its orange, green and yellow plumage lit up old forests along rivers from southern New York to the Gulf of Mexico.
The species can also cause confusion for casual birders and feeder watchers as the winter birds look dramatically different from the more familiar summer plumages.
Fellow patrons Phoebe Tudor and Duyen Nguyen embrace extreme plumage, too.
The resourceful bird most recently showed his plumage at the Santa Fe Railyard Park in New Mexico on Thursday.
Paraves often had feathery plumage, among other bird-like characteristics.
Over the past few months, thanks to Mr. Sorino’s advice (a frantic phone call was made to him after Goose’s fall) and 15 treatments in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, Goose’s plumage has mostly filled in, save a few bald patches.
To some extent this can be explained by the fact that hunters and collectors were more inclined to acquire—and been seen to overcome—animals with big horns, antlers, tusks or showy plumage, which typically is the male of the species.
The birds have white and black plumage, and a beak that’s variously described as being orangish-pink and reddish-orange.
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PLUMAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plumage for English Language Learners
: the feathers that cover the body of a bird
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