Birds of Australia Reference Libraries
The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least...
The Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) is a seabird that nests across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Even though it is the rarest of the tropicbirds, it is widespread and not considered threatened. It nests in colonies on oceanic islands. Description The Red-tailed Tropicbird looks like a stout tern, and hence closely resembles the other two tropicbird species. It has generally...
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.