A black "beard"

lzarzalejo73

Senior Member
Spanish
Could someone, please, comment on the following sentence concerning the House Sparrow: "Males have a black “beard”, black feathers under their beak on the upper part of their throats" I want to make a detailed description but I fear it may not sound well. Thanks in advance.
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    "Males have a black bib, black feathers under their beak on the upper part of their throats" It is not necessary to put bib in quotes. :thumbsup:

    Extended use of bib (see WRF dictionary)

     
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    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    There is a kind of bird called a bearded tit, so 'beard' can be used of some part of a bird, but as I'm at work I'm afraid to google for images (in case I get the wrong kind of tit).
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Unfortunately, "bearded tits do not have a bib - they have a sort of mustachios design...

     
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