Examples of plumage in a Sentence
The peacock has colorful plumage.
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The birds have white and black plumage, and a beak that’s variously described as being orangish-pink and reddish-orange.
They were followed in quick succession by a pair of green mealy parrots whizzing by in flight, a red-legged honey creeper, golden-naped woodpecker and other birds with names as colorful as their plumage.
To further complicate matters, their plumage varies not only with the seasons, but also between adults and juveniles.
Over the course of 135 years, the dirtiness of the birds' plumage rose and fell in line with coal legislation and followed social changes such as the switch in residential heating from coal to natural gas.
The ptarmigan are white; their plumage is controlled by the length of the day, not cold.
And that passion is reflected in the photo competition’s winning images, which revel in their subjects' detailed plumage, powerful wingspans, and charming quirks.
That molt essentially wiped out the soot that had accumulated in their plumage.
Archaeologists have always imagined dinosaurs with colorful plumage.
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