The entire clothing of a bird.
The colors, patterns, and positions of feathers on the body are collectively referred to as the bird's plumage.
the feather covering of birds, sometimes colored for purposes of camouflage, courtship display, etc., and divided in certain stages of a bird's growth to indicate age or maturity, such as natal plumage, juvenile plumage, first winter plumage, first nuptial plumage, and the like (Morris 1992).
the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
All of the feathers that cover a birds body.
the whole feathery covering of the bird's body
The feathers and down of a bird.
Refers to the feathers of a bird. Birds may have different plumages during different seasons, at different ages, or based on their sex. For example, gulls of different ages have different plumages.
the covering of feathers on a bird
The feathers of a hawk.
Feathers of the bird.
the coat of feathers of a bird
a bird's coat of feathers.
The total set of feathers covering a chicken.
The collective feathers on birds.
Plumage refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers. The pattern and colours of plumage vary between species and subspecies and can also vary between different age classes, sexes, and season. Within species there can also be a number of different colour morphs.