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Strong yellowish pink to moderate orange; reddish.

[From Latin rūfus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Colours) reddish-brown
[C18: from Latin rūfus]
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(ˈru fəs)

tinged with red; brownish red.
[1775–85; < Latin rūf(us) red + -ous]
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Seven male (body weight: 40-56 grams) rufous sengis (Elephantulus rufescens) were captured in Sherman life traps from the outskirts of Voi town, located 350 km South-East of Nairobi.
In the report by the Climb Camiguin expedition team submitted to the provincial tourism office, among the birds spotted areturquoise and rufous paradise flycatcher, purple-throated sunbird, yellowish white eyes, everett's white eyes, Brahminy kite, Philippine serpent eagle, yellow-vented bulbul and olive-backed sunbird.
For birds, these are the Luzon bleeding-heart, the Mindanao bleeding-heart, the critically endangered Philippine cockatoo, southern rufous hornbill, Luzon hornbill, yellow-breasted fruit dove and the coleto.
Kaliwa Watershed is home to various threatened wildlife such as the Endangered Northern Philippine Hawk-eagle, the Philippine Brown Deer, the Philippine Warty Pig, the Vulnerable Northern Rufous Hornbill, the Critically Endangered Philippine Eagle, and restricted-range birds of the Luzon Endemic Bird Area, all of which are found nowhere else on the planet, the environmental group noted.
If the feathers show a lot of rufous (reddish brown), you're looking at a yellow-billed.
The Plasmodium isolate identified has previously only been reported as infecting a healthy wild rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) in Australia.
In "Javier's Hummingbird," Javier and his Abuelo notice an early spring rufous hummingbird visitor whom they decide to feed (nectar) while the spring warms up enough to grow flowers.
First documented record for the Rufous Collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis (Aves: Emberizidae) in the Peruvian Amazon
The most notable bird at this festival is the Rufous hummingbird, who begins arriving in Ketchikan in mid-March.