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snowcock Line breaks: snow|cock
Pronunciation: /ˈsnəʊkɒk/

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Definition of snowcock in English:


A large partridge found in the high mountains of central and eastern Asia, with predominantly grey and white plumage.
  • Genus Tetraogallus, family Phasianidae: five species
Example sentences
  • For example, Himalayan snowcocks, a bird that feeds on grasses, forbs, and sedges, are more vulnerable to raptorial predators in areas where they can forage most efficiently.
  • Prior to hunting snowcock, a person must first obtain a free-use permit from the wildlife department.
  • Its plumage is patterned with grey, brown, white and black, but this snowcock looks pale grey from any distance.
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