Definition of Rose-colored starling
1. Noun. Glossy black bird with pink back and abdomen; chiefly Asian.
Generic synonyms: Starling
Group relationships: Pastor, Subgenus Pastor
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rose-colored Starling
Literary usage of Rose-colored starling
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1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"rose-colored starling. (Three-fifths natural size.) colored starling is one of the most sociable and cheerful of birds. '' Always busy and restless," says ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"The rose-colored starling. The rose-colored starlings are said to breed in Western Asia and in Southern Europe. They make their appearance here during the ..."
3. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1863)
"THE rose-colored starling. Descr. — Whole head, with crest, neck, and breast, ... The rose-colored starling is found throughout the greater part of India, ..."
4. Bible Lands: Their Modern Customs and Manners Illustrative of Scripture by Henry John Van-Lennep (1875)
"But their greatest enemy is the rose-colored starling, a beautiful creature—its body a delicate pink, with jet-black wings and tail — which goes in flocks, ..."
5. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by Sir William Smith (1888)
"rose-colored starling. (Pastor rosna.) The se» destroy« the greater number — Ez. x, 19; Joel ii. 20; Pliny, zi. ..."