Plume bird

(Zool.) any bird that yields ornamental plumes, especially the species of Epimarchus from New Guinea, and some of the herons and egrets, as the white heron of Florida (Ardea candidissima).

See also: Plume

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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State and federal legislation that prohibited hunting, shipping, and selling of plume birds was passed in the decade after Chapman's visit--the nation's first wildlife-protection laws.