Definition of 'mottle'
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Their mottled brown and streaked feathers are at their best in the few weeks before breeding begins.Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The females are a mottled brown and orange.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The female is a mottled brown.Times, Sunday Times (2016) The Sun (2014) Food Watch (1994) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Others still have the mottled brown back of their summer plumage, while the juvenile birds are a chequered grey above.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The young stay six weeks in the nest before they can fly, by which time they are mottled brown birds.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
These are still a dark mottled brown, and will not acquire their full white plumage until they are four years old.Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Caught in sunlight, they are beautiful birds, since the yellow stripes on their mottled brown backs shine like gold.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
In fact, very little apart from the walls is new, and they have been painted with mottled colours or in timeless white.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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