In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Steller's Jay is a striking bird with deep blue and black plumage and a long, shaggy crest.
- The ruddy duck, an attractive bird with chestnut plumage and a bright blue bill is well settled as a species in England.
- Unlike most birds with different breeding and non-breeding plumages, longspurs molt only once a year.
- The male in breeding plumage is bright yellow with a black forehead, wings, and tail.
- By spring, the outer tips of the feathers have worn off to reveal the breeding plumage underneath.
- The male's body plumage is glossy black, and the wings and tail feathers are white.
- It was a bird with beautiful plumage on the top of it's shiny head, and a long beak protruded.
- In non-breeding plumage the males are brown with white on the face and a round white spot at each ear.
- Colourful crests make birds in breeding plumage easy to identify.
- Both the juvenile and the adult have golden plumage at the napes of their necks.
- Variety in the lovebird's diet is the key to feather perfect plumage and a healthy bird.
- Males attract mates using song, iridescent plumage and dramatic display flights.
- Adults in breeding plumage are light brown, and have black spots on their wings.
- However, a single excellent sighting of a male in full plumage singing in the sun is enough for us.
- But underneath their matt chocolate plumage and chestnut leg feathers, they are very slight.
- One could scarcely grow tired of seeing such a parade of plumage even if warblers were common.
- The crane has light to dark blue-gray plumage and a crimson cap at the back of its crown.
- The bird was unmistakably a male American Kestrel in full blue and orange plumage.
- The female in breeding plumage has a gray back with chestnut and black on the wings.
- Bright plumage make this bird unmistakable, though often hard to see in the shade of a river bank.
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