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A form of character displacement may have occurred during glacial encounters where mangoliensis evolved different underpart colors from subgularis with the latter presumably exhibiting the ancestral pattern shared with the allopatric epia.
The bird in the photo on page 60 is a European woodcock (Scolopax rusticola), not an American woodcock (notice the barring on the leg of this bird--whereas underparts of American woodcock are buffy, not barred--and how the pattern on the wing differs from the North American species.
Their most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with lighter underparts.
The bird has a distinctive black head and neck, prominent white cheeks, olive upper parts and yellow underparts, with some variation among the numerous subspecies.
However, unlike the gray-red color phase described in Florida (Brown and McGuire, 1975), squirrels in our study area were gray with white underparts (Nelson, 1899; Musser, 1968), while melanistic animals were totally black.
The osprey is brown on the upper parts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.
Redshanks have bright red legs and lighter underparts.
Underparts are a pale grey with brown smudges on the flanks.
It is notable that both of the contemporary accounts described the pilorie's underparts as white rather than creamy as they appear in the museum specimens today.
They also have upperparts bright fulvous or brownish, intermixed with dusky and the underparts and feet white (The Mammals of Texas, 1994b; Wikipedia, 2009; Animal Diversity Web, 2009b).
The underparts are a lighter colour, with a white chin.
In "[Brain Fragment (as Seen on a Monitor)]," for instance, the poet examines her MRI: "Harold showed me the profile, the high angle view, and finally, what one would see if I were decapitated: a slice clean through the cervical spine with the underparts of the brain above.
Mostly brown with white underparts, this bird stands just 10 inches (25 centimeters) tall.
In summer, the unusual purple gallinule (a local oddity with "extremely long toes, iridescent green back, purple head and underparts, blue frontal shield of naked skin on forehead, red bill with yellow tip") likes to hang out around small bodies of water and can be seen at the Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge near Grenada.
Their underparts are white, and single black bands stretch across their necks and foreheads.
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