Ross's gull
Wedge-tailed Wedge"-tailed", a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a tail which has the middle pair of feathers longest, the rest successively and decidedly shorter, and all more or less attenuate; -- said of certain birds. See Illust. of {Wood hoopoe}, under {Wood}. [1913 Webster]

{Wedge-tailed eagle}, an Australian eagle ({Aquila audax}) which feeds on various small species of kangaroos, and on lambs; -- called also {mountain eagle}, {bold eagle}, and {eagle hawk}.

{Wedge-tailed gull}, an arctic gull ({Rhodostethia rosea}) in which the plumage is tinged with rose; -- called also {Ross's gull}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ross's Gull — Taxobox name = Ross s Gull status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref =IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=49246|title=Rhodostethia rosea|downloaded=11 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this species… …   Wikipedia

  • Ross's Gull — rožinis kiras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rhodostethia rosea angl. Ross s Gull vok. Rosenmöve …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • Ross`s gull — rožinis kiras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Larus rosea; Rhodostethia rosea angl. Ross s gull vok. Rosenmöwe, f rus. розовая чайка, f pranc. mouette rosée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rožiniai kirai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ross's gull — noun Usage: usually capitalized R Etymology: after Sir James Clark Ross died 1862 Scottish polar explorer : a small rare gull (Rhodosthethia rosea) of the far north having the rail wedge shaped and the lower parts rosy when in full plumage * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • gull — gull1 gull like, adj. /gul/, n. any of numerous long winged, web toed, aquatic birds of the family Laridae, having usually white plumage with a gray back and wings. [1400 50; late ME gulle, perh. < Welsh gwylan, Cornish guilan (cf. F goéland <… …   Universalium

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