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Reddish yellow; tawny.
- ‘Small carnivores, hawks, owls and snakes are the principal predators of the fulvous harvest mouse.’
- ‘An example in the Canterbury Museum, so immature that the tail-feathers are only two inches long, has more fulvous in the plumage and no indication whatever of a superciliary streak.’
- ‘It was a minute anatomical and generally descriptive account of the large fulvous Ourang-Outang of the East Indian Islands.’
- ‘His pants are a pale fulvous color and made of the sort of polyester material that never wrinkles.’
- ‘The fulvous whistling-duck's name comes from the hoarse whistling sound it makes and from its coloring.’
- ‘As warm spring temperatures return to the breeding grounds so do the fulvous whistling ducks.’
- ‘‘Maybe I cannot… ‘thoughtfully she stared at fulvous fallen faded leaves on the marble quay of deserted Heliopolis, ‘but what shall we expect now?’’
- ‘The maximum age of a fulvous whistling-duck recorded in nature is 6 years and 6 months.’
- ‘In flight fulvous shows a strong contrast between blackish underwings and tawny body, and a white rump band.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin fulvus + -ous.
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