Icterine

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Icterine Warbler

Icterine /ˈɪktərn/ is a colour, described as yellowish, jaundice-yellow or marked with yellow. It is derived from Ancient Greek ikteros (jaundice), via the Latin ictericus.[1] It is used as an adjective in the names of birds with yellowish plumage to describe their appearance, including the Icterine Warbler and Icterine Greenbul.


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  1. ^ Pavey, Don; Telesio, Antonio; & Osborne, Roy. (2003). On Colours 1528. Universal Publishers. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-58112-580-1.