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synonyms for plumage

  • bunch
  • cluster
  • collection
  • cowlick
  • feathers
  • group
  • knot
  • ruff
  • shock
  • topknot
  • tussock

antonyms for plumage

MOST RELEVANT
  • individual
  • one
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How to use plumage in a sentence

When it’s time to impress a potential mate, many birds rely on their eye-popping plumage.
THIS 120-MILLION-YEAR-OLD BIRD MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIRST TO SHAKE ITS TAIL FEATHERSKATE BAGGALEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
To begin investigating why some female jacobins have colorful blue plumage, Falk and colleagues captured and released over 400 of the birds in Gamboa, Panama, using genetics to determine their sex.
FEMALE HUMMINGBIRDS MAY SPORT FLASHY FEATHERS TO AVOID BEING HARASSEDCAROLYN WILKEAUGUST 26, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
If iridescent feathers lose heat as quickly as they acquire it, the sunbirds could use shade to cool off, blunting the effect of the hot plumage.
SUNBIRDS’ DAZZLING FEATHERS ARE HOT, IN BOTH SENSES OF THE WORDJAKE BUEHLERAUGUST 17, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Other experts have suggested that external factors, such as a poor diet or harsh climate, could ultimately affect the quality and color of their plumage.
4 UNEXPECTED FACTS ABOUT THE NORTHERN CARDINAL, A BIRD YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTERPURBITA SAHAJULY 26, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A patch of three oddly short feathers spotted among the fossilized plumage of Microraptor may be the first evidence of a nonbird dinosaur molting.
THIS DINOSAUR MAY HAVE SHED ITS FEATHERS LIKE MODERN SONGBIRDSCAROLYN GRAMLINGJULY 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
She adds that it was an adult male in full plumage, and that she saw it herself at Mr. Couch's shop.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
The two dead ones he brought me were one in red and the other in green plumage, and the live one was in green plumage.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
It was, however, still in the same green plumage when it was killed as it was when I brought it home, though it had moulted twice.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
I have, however, a Redshank in full breeding plumage, killed in Guernsey as late as the 23rd of April.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
There are two specimens in the Museum—a male in full plumage and a female or young male.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PLUMAGE

  • calamus
  • down
  • pinion
  • plumage
  • plume
  • shaft
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