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Superciliary

superciliary

1. Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.

2. (Science: zoology) Having a distinct streak of colour above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker.

Origin: L. Supercilium an eyebrow. See Supercilious.


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Re: Help for identification of bird

... about to discover that birders seem to have given a name to every inch on a bird's body. Do you know where to find a bird's wing bars, primaries, superciliary and malar stripe? These diagrams will help: Detailed Diagrams of the Parts of the Bird Body Head—Identify the supercilium, orbital ring, ...

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by rose67
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help for identification of bird
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