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Words used to describe birds

common

adjective

used in the names of birds and animals when there are more of them than related birds and animals

fledged

adjective

with feathers that are developed enough to fly

flightless

adjective

a flightless bird, insect etc cannot fly even though it has wings

fully-fledged

adjective

a fully-fledged bird has grown all its feathers and is able to fly

great

adjective

used in the names of birds or animals that are larger than related birds or animals

gregarious

adjective

gregarious animals or birds live in groups

lesser

adjective

used in the names of some animals, birds, or plants to show that they are a smaller type

migratory

adjective

a migratory bird or animal is one that migrates

webbed

adjective

if a bird or animal has webbed feet, it has skin between its toes to help it to swim well

web-footed

adjective

with toes that are joined by a piece of skin

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