from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the tail more or less yellow: specific in many phrase-names of animals.


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  • I can look out my window and see perhaps a dozen different kinds of parrot; yesterday twenty yellow-tailed black cockatoos flew over, making their deliciously mournful cries.

    A Conversation with Nicholas Drayson about his novel, A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

  • The sixth endemic genus is one of the most important mammalain flagship species for the Tropical Andes, the yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda, CR), which was believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1974.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • You ` re going to wreck the habitat of the yellow-tailed swallow.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2008

  • There are several notable mammal species, such as endemic yellow-tailed wooly monkey Lagothrix flavicauda (CR), a species previously believed to be extinct by 1926.

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • On hearing Bob Latchford's throaty screech "Chickenhawks, Chickenhawks," one might have thought one was in the presence of a Great Tit or possibly a yellow-tailed Tit.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Squinting, Khisanth saw thousands of the yellow-tailed glowbugs that often hovered near the nyphids at night.

    The Black Wing

  • As for the birds themselves, drere are many kinds represented: big black hawks; black and white eagles; white hawks; big blue hawks; yellow-tailed, bald eagles.

    Cyber Way

  • There was an ecstatic glint in his eye which meant that he had discovered a long-billed, yellow-tailed Peruvian fly-catcher, "very rare in these parts."

    Vignettes of San Francisco

  • Dwarfed by 80m Eucalyptus obliqua, disarmed by the cathedral silence of an enveloping rainforest (punctured every now and then by a squawking yellow-tailed black cockatoo), we are sealed off from the outside world and open to this one. | Top Stories

  • Mahi-mahi swim about the bow, yellow-tailed and iridescent, and schools of flying fish move ahead of us, breaking out of the water in waves.



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