Definition of Quelea

1. an African weaverbird [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Quelea

queermos
queerness
queernesses
queers
queest
queests
quegh
queghs
queint
queitite
quelch
quelched
quelches
quelching
quelea (current term)
queleas
quell
quellable
quelled
quellenforschung
queller
quellers
quelling
quellio
quellios
quells
quellung

Literary usage of Quelea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1890)
"... in the Cameroon Mountains, and extending across to Shoa. 14. quelea. quelea ... Q. quelea. Bill of quelea quelea, to show deflected angle in ..."

2. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"The quelea's influence is insidious. This bird not only eats enough farm grain ... Where quelea occurs, family members must patrol the ripening fields for ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"It will be seen, on reference to my ' Foreign Finches in Captivity/ that, writing in 1895, 1 speak of a male of Q. russi quarrelling with cocks of Q. quelea ..."

4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1888)
"354. No. 408. tí. Lado, Aug. 30, 1884. 84. quelea ERYTHROPS (Hartl.). ... \<Jn. quelea erythrops, Shelley, Ibis, 1886, p. 356. cf. ..."

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