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ferruginous

(of minerals, rocks, etc.) containing iron
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ferruginous

[fə′rü·jə·nəs]
(science and technology)
Pertaining to or containing iron.
Having the appearance or color of iron rust (ferric oxide).
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ferruginous

Containing iron; such rocks indicate the presence of iron by reddish-brown stains.
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The deposits consist of unconsolidated ferruginous lateritic gravel (pisolites) and cemented laterite.
Diurnal time-activity budgets in wintering ferruginous pochard Aythya nyroca in Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh.
These rocks contained dolomite, clay minerals, quartz, tuffaceous matrix, tuff debris, calcite, ferruginous debris, siliceous debris and anorthose.
Head, in lateral view, grading from hyaline at the cervical margin to dark ferruginous brown at frontal flange; in dorsal view coloration is a patchwork of reddish brown to dark ferruginous brown corresponding with thickness of cuticular rugosity.
The Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca (Guldenstadt, 1770) is a winter visitor and a breeding resident in Morocco [1, 2]; it winters regularly in the Northern part of the country, usually in small numbers, in comparison with Tropical Africa [2].
Species of global conservation concern that either breed or winter in Cyprus include the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata, the Common Pochard Aythya ferina and the Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, the latter of which breeds at the newly restored Akrotiri Marsh.
Manual restraint resulted in a significant increase in cloacal temperature in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), and was demonstrated to cause a tachycardia in both red-shouldered hawks (Buteo lineatus) and a ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis).
Ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis, FEHA) that migrate through and winter in central and southern plains in the United States and eastern Mexico prey on black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus, BTPD; Plumpton and Andersen, 1997; Bak et al, 2001).
Minerallogically these samples are sub-mature sandstones with loosely to semi compacted cement of siliceous, clayey and ferruginous nature.
Keywords: continental-coastal facies, large-scale channels, ferruginous crusts, wrinkle marks, vertebrate tracks, Cenomanian.
GaraetTimerganine has hosted up to 21 species during the study period among which some are protected (The Ferruginous Duck, Ruddy of Belon, the Ruddy Shelduck, the White-headed Duck and marbled Duck).