Wedge-tailed 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 tail …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wedge-tailed eagle — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aquila audax — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bold eagle — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eagle hawk — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain eagle — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhodostethia rosea — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of birds of Colombia — This is a list of the bird species recorded in Colombia. The avifauna of Colombia includes a total of 1895 species, of which 74 are endemic, 2 have been introduced by humans, and 87 are rare or accidental. 1 species listed is extirpated in… …   Wikipedia

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