white-throated love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a white throat: specifying many birds and other animals: as, the white-throated sparrow. Zonotriehia albicollis, the most abundant kind of crown-sparrow found in eastern parts of the United States. See cut under Zonotrichia.

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Examples

  • Perhaps ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson had the best summary of Audubon ' s culinary predilections: Not only does he speak with a gourmet ' s authority about the edibility of owls, loons, cormorants and crows, but also the gustatory delights of juncos, white-throated sparrows, and robins.

    A Naturalist

  • Ah, yes, cold weather means the return of old Sam Peabody, i.e., the song of the humbly magnificent white-throated sparrow.

    White-Throated Sparrows and the Return of Old Sam Peabody

  • The white-throated sparrow is far from flashy, never one to spark love at first sight.

    White-Throated Sparrows and the Return of Old Sam Peabody

  • After spending spring and summer up north, mostly Canada, the white-throated sparrow heads south (though not all the way down to the tropics like many other birds) to enjoy a milder winter clime than that in the boreal regions.

    White-Throated Sparrows and the Return of Old Sam Peabody

  • But as my feet (numb, of course, despite the insulated books and socks) crunch along the frozen grass or the snow, the white-throated sparrow is sure to sing out, pluck my heart strings, and get me feeling all warm inside:

    White-Throated Sparrows and the Return of Old Sam Peabody

  • And then the white-throated sparrow will feel the instinctual call to head back north.

    White-Throated Sparrows and the Return of Old Sam Peabody

  • The return of migratory birds like the white-throated sparrow and junco, the specific species varying by location.

    Acorns Keep Falling on My Head

  • His nostrils twitched and his mouth watered as the breeze bore to him the scent of his prey, the herd of white-throated wildebeests -- the giant antelope of the East African plateau.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • There are 13 species of terrestrial birds including the last representative of the western Indian Ocean flightless birds - the endemic Aldabran white-throated rail Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus (about 5,000 individuals).

    Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

  • The conservation status in 1982 of the Aldabra white-throated rail Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus.

    Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

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