from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ornithology, having a yellow superciliary line: as, the yellow-browed warbler, Phylloscopus superciliosus. See cut under Phylloscopus.


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  • Think of the scene in September 1908, the men perched and clinging to the geo just like a creeping yellow-browed warbler, a bird Eagle Clarke described as “a favourite with me.”

    A Year on the Wing

  • It seems most likely that the yellow-browed warbler, having gone southwest where it should have gone southeast, would continue in this aberrant direction and fly on west out over an ocean that has no refuges, no green skirts, for thousands of miles.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Like the yellow-browed warbler, they are Russian, most breeding east of the Urals across Siberia and wintering to the south.

    A Year on the Wing

  • The park is the northern limit for the distribution of a variety of scarce species and a new location for species such as yellow-browed toucanet Aulacorhynchus huallagae (LR).

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • In the forests the endemic species include, for example, a new genus and species only named a few years ago called the cryptic warbler (Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi), the yellow-browed oxylabes (Crossleyia xanthophrys), and the brown emutail (Dromaeocercus brunneus).

    Madagascar subhumid forests

  • The yellow-browed bulbul (_Iole icteria_) demands notice in passing, because it is common on the minor ranges.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • There have been very few sightings of the yellow-browed bunting in western Europe as the bird generally has a very short range.

    The Local - Sweden's news in English

  • The yellow-browed bunting usually spends its winters in China and breeds in a very small area of Siberia, south of the Baikal sea.

    The Local - Sweden's news in English

  • A yellow-browed bunting was spotted near Stockholm on Saturday.

    The Local - Sweden's news in English

  • A yellow-browed bunting (Emberiza chrysophyrys) was spotted near

    The Local - Sweden's news in English


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