breeding plumage


breeding plumage

nuptial plumage WORD ORIGIN noun Ornithology. the plumage assumed by a male bird during the courtship period, especially in those species that are more colorful at this period. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of nuptial plumage First recorded in 1830–40 Also called breeding plumage. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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