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pheasant-tailed

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a long tail like that of a pheasant: as, the pheasant-tailed jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, a bird of the family Parridæ or Jacanidæ, found in eastern and southeastern Asia. See cut under Hydrophasianus.

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Examples

  • The barred-shouldered dove, the spangled drongo, the noisy pitta, the red-crowned fruit pigeon, the pheasant-tailed pigeon, are less frequent visitors; and though the purple-breasted fruit pigeon — the most magnificent of all — talks to his mate in coarse gutturals from the trees above, he has not been seen actually drinking.

    Tropic Days

  • In the course of a few minutes the voice of the timid, tremulous, barred-shouldered dove came from among the yellow-flowered hibiscus of the beach, while the pheasant-tailed pigeon sounded its rich, dual note, the red-crowned fruit pigeon tolled its mournful chime, and the guttural of the magnificent fruit pigeon — often heard, but seldom seen — came from the jungle close at hand.

    Tropic Days

  • As soon as the first rains have fallen a few of the pheasant-tailed jacanas begin nesting operations, but the greater number breed in

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The pheasant-tailed jacanas are acquiring the long tail feathers that form the wedding ornaments of both sexes.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Two species of jacana occur in India: the bronze-winged (_Motopus indicus_) and the pheasant-tailed jacana or the water-pheasant

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • They are the pheasant-tailed and the bronze-winged jacana.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • In the course of a few minutes the voice of the timid, tremulous, barred-shouldered dove came from among the yellow-flowered hibiscus of the beach, while the pheasant-tailed pigeon sounded its rich, dual note, the red-crowned fruit pigeon tolled its mournful chime, and the guttural of the magnificent fruit pigeon -- often heard, but seldom seen -- came from the jungle close at hand.

    Tropic Days

  • The barred-shouldered dove, the spangled drongo, the noisy pitta, the red-crowned fruit pigeon, the pheasant-tailed pigeon, are less frequent visitors; and though the purple-breasted fruit pigeon -- the most magnificent of all -- talks to his mate in coarse gutturals from the trees above, he has not been seen actually drinking.

    Tropic Days

  • These include common waterbirds such as bitterns (cinnamon bittern [Ixobrychus cinnamomeus]), herons and egrets (Indian pond-heron [Ardeola grayii], Pacific reef-egret [Egretta sacra]), storks (woolly-necked stork [Ciconia episcopus]), ibis (black-headed ibis [Threskiornis melanocephalus]), ducks (spot-billed duck [Anas poecilorhyncha]), jacanas (pheasant-tailed jacana [Hydrophasianus chirurgus]), pratinoles (oriental pratincole [Glareola maldivarum]), and terns (black-bellied tern [Sterna acuticauda]).

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

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