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Definition of the noun african grey

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  1. commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • alternative spelling: African gray
    • scientific name: Psittacus erithacus
    • more generic word: parrot = usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
    • member of: genus Psittacus / Psittacus = type genus of the Psittacidae: usually restricted to the African grey
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Phrases with African grey

  1. African Grey Parrot
  2. African Grey Hornbill
  3. African Grey Flycatcher
  4. African Grey Woodpecker

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for African grey

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Google previewBurridge's Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World (2009)

Volume II - English by John T. Burridge

Chat-flycatcher / African brown flaycatcher Mariqua flycatcher African grey flycatcher / Grey (Large) flycatcher Pale flycatcher / Little grey (Bafirawari) flycatcher Southern black flycatcher/ South African black flycatcher Fiscal- flycatcher / Silent ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2002)

Humanity, Culture and Social Life by Tim Ingold

'Functional vocalizations by an African Grey 130 HUMANITY.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

African grey parrot 7noun another term for GREY PARROT. African horse sickness 7noun a notifiable viral disease of horses, which ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

The nearly extinct African Grey Parrot also inhabits the ...

Google previewA dictionary of common wants

A beautiful African grey, with crimson tail, sent to any address, package included, for William Cross, Liverpool. PARTICULARS regarding Shootings and Fishings to be let can be had from J. Watson Lyall & Co., the Sportsman's Guide Shooting ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia Animal and Bacterial Virology (2010)

by Brian W.J. Mahy, Marc H.V. van Regenmortel

PePV, the African grey parrot PV, also has two genes at the beginning of the early region that have little similarity with the classical E6 and E7 genes and have instead been designated E8 and E9. Functions of Viral Proteins The functions of ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

Rico the Border Collie, Alex the African grey parrot, Betty the New Caledonian crow ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)

A New, Original and Exhaustive Work of Reference to All English Words, Their Origin, Development, Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Legitimate Or Customary Use ... by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

Many parrots are familiar cage-birds everywhere; but probably the best known is the African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erythacus), of simple bluish-gray plumage with a red tail. It accommodates itself readily to captivity, and attains a great age.

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