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  • The gloomy woods are inhabited by few birds: occasionally the plaintive note of a white-tufted tyrant-flycatcher (Myiobius albiceps) may be heard, concealed near the summit of the most lofty trees; and more rarely the loud strange cry of a black woodpecker, with a fine scarlet crest on its head.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • It walked without restraint, lazily, with arrogance, its white-tufted tail swinging.

    Voodoo Planet

  • The gloomy woods are inhabited by few birds: occasionally the plaintive note of a white-tufted tyrant-flycatcher (Myiobius albiceps) may be heard, concealed near the summit of the most lofty trees; and more rarely the loud strange cry of a black wood-pecker, with a fine scarlet crest on its head.

    Chapter XI

  • It was the kraal of the old white-tufted Shangaan, as Shadrach learned afterwards.

    Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases Seventeen Short Stories

  • The mayoress was a thin, elderly country woman with a nod for everyone; her big Normandy cap fitted close round her thin face, making her head, with its round, astonished-looking eyes, look like a white-tufted fowl's, and she ate in little jerks as if she were pecking at her plate.

    The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8) Une Vie and Other Stories

  • Fuego occasionally adds its cry; the creeper (Oxyurus) follows the intruder screaming and twittering; the humming-bird may be seen every now and then darting from side to side, and emitting, like an insect, its shrill chirp; lastly, from the top of some lofty tree the indistinct but plaintive note of the white-tufted tyrant-flycatcher (Myiobius) may be noticed.

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • In life, Stafford wasn't as iconic as fellow Vermont senators George Aiken and Bernard Sanders, two white-tufted characters embraced by the common man.

    TimesArgus.com: Barre/Montpelier Region

  • They said hunters in Myanmar's Kachin state said the long-tailed black monkey, with white-tufted ears and a white beard, could often be tracked in the rain because its upturned nostrils made it prone to sneezing when water dripped in.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Warren Wolf is slightly built at 165 pounds and when he walks the field, his white-tufted head hangs toward his chest as if it's a little too heavy for his neck.

    The Seattle Times

  • Behind them potato fields stretched in white-tufted rows clear to the horizon like a natural Nettle Creek bedspread.

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