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plumage in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplumageplum‧age /ˈpluːmɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable]  HBBthe feathers covering a bird’s body the parrot’s brilliant blue plumage
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plumageIn adult plumage a barn owl is beautiful and Dawn was no exception.He stood around, stiff, resplendent and uncomfortable in the brilliant plumage of a field marshals uniform.Then an immature gannet came into view away out at sea, a huge bird, still in mottled dark brown plumage.the duck's colorful plumageWith her bouffant hairdo, elaborate plumage, gushing charm and bright smile she is a caricature of a countess.Sometimes a particularly bold individual will risk a real attack, swooping in from behind the owl and striking at its plumage.Curved bill separates from godwits, whose rufous plumage is also distinctive in summer.The distinctive black and white summer plumage of the male pied flycatcher.Waders in winter plumage are not easy.