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  • Think of days of those scarlet-breasted, blue-winged birds above you.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • A scarlet-breasted robin was hopping in short spaces upon the grass before her.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • A scarlet-breasted troupial of La Plata perches conspicuously on a tall plant in afield, and at intervals soars up vertically, singing, and, at the highest ascending point, flight and song end in a kind of aerial somersault and vocal flourish at the same moment.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • "A quetzal!" shouted my uncle excitedly, for it was a scarlet-breasted bird, with back and wing, coverts of a glorious golden-green.

    Through Forest and Stream The Quest of the Quetzal


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