Albatrosses passed in the air, the expanse of their wings being at least four yards and a half, and justly called the vultures of the ocean; some gigantic petrels, and some damiers, a kind of small duck, the underpart
of whose body is black and white; then there were a whole series of petrels, some whitish, with brown-bordered wings, others blue, peculiar to the Antarctic seas, and so oily, as I told Conseil, that the inhabitants of the Ferroe Islands had nothing to do before lighting them but to put a wick in.
Snow buntings are attractive birds in winter, with a sandy buff wash to their white plumage, though in summer the males are particularly spectacular with all-white heads and underparts
contrasting with their black wings.
are nearly white and the head and neck are usually lighter in color.
Golden pheasant factfile | |The golden pheasant - Latin name Chrysolophus pictus - was introduced from China about 100 years ago | In China, the bird is considered to be a sign of good luck and prosperity | The male is brightly coloured with a yellow crown and lower back, dark wings and upper neck, red underparts
and long finely barred tail while the female has mottled brown plumage and a pale brown face, throat, breasts and sides | The bird's diet includes berries, grubs, seeds and buds | The UK has between 50 and 100 breeding pairs with the female laying a clutch of about eight to 12 eggs in April
However, the specimen carried by the jaguar lacks the white belly and underparts
on the base of the tail, its shape and length together with that of the legs clearly differing from that of a curassow.
The Pied Kingfisher is stunning in black and white, the underparts
white with, in the female one and in the male two, black breastbands.
An adult male banded on 9 June 2012 was noted as having extensively yellow underparts
and had a yellowish tinge in his postfrontal bar, both suggestive of G.
It had replaced most back feathers, but still retained worn feathers on the upperparts and underparts
In the Mediterranean or Iberia, you may be lucky enough to spot one of these slim birds with pointed wings, yellow throat and electric blue underparts
The songbird, which nests on the ground in open scrubs, is distinctive for its yellow underparts
The white-bellied heron is a magnificent creature: over four feet tall, with a strikingly long neck and dark grey feathers offset by white underparts
and lace-like plumes on its neck.
It is distinguished from other species of serpent eagles by distinct spots on its underparts