ear tuft

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ear tuft

n.
See ear1.
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Eurasian eagleowls are one of the largest species of owl and have distinctive ear tufts.
Some species of owls have ear tufts or "horns" as they are sometimes called.
It is uniformly beige to tan, paler beneath, with a short tail and very long ear tufts, with ears distinctly black behind.
Red squirrels are very endearing to watch and they have cute ear tufts and big bushy tails.
The owlets are part of the European owl family and they already show signs of their breed's famous ear tufts and large orange eyes.
The owlets are part of the European Eagle Owl family and they already show signs of their breed's famous ear tufts and large orange eyes.
Thomas Geissmann, who is leading the taxonomic description, describes the monkey as having almost entirely blackish fur with white fur only on ear tufts, chin beard and perineal area.
Long-eared owls are smaller than wood pigeons, with head feathers known as ear tufts that are raised when they are alarmed.
The most common type has a red coat in the summer and has prominent ear tufts but in winter its fur can range from grey or black to ginger.
The Brits passionately detest them, complaining they dominate their little native red squirrel - quite different from our red squirrel, having cute ear tufts and gentlemanly behavior.
Morphologically, Canada lynx are differentiated from bobcats by their longer ear tufts (>2.