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White-tailed Tropicbird
2008-12-18 20:24:42

The White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), is a species of seabird found in the tropical Atlantic, western Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It also can be found during the breeding season on some Caribbean islands. A few nesting pairs are found on Little Tobago and some birds nest as far north as Bermuda in the Atlantic. The adult tropicbird is slender and mostly white. It is about 28 to...

White-tailed Tropicbird
2008-11-29 19:32:42

The White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), is the smallest of three closely related seabirds of the tropical oceans and the smallest member of the order Pelecaniformes. It occurs in the Western Pacific, tropical Atlantic and Indian oceans. It also breeds on some Caribbean islands. There are a few pairs that have recently nested on Little Tobago and there have been recorded nesting sites...

Brown Booby
2008-11-25 21:37:18

The Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), is a large seabird that breeds on islands and coasts in the pan-tropical areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. They frequent the breeding grounds of the islands in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It winters at sea over a wider range. The adult grows to about 30 inches in length. Its head and upper body are covered in dark brown, with the...

Masked Booby
2008-11-25 21:30:15

The masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. This is a bird of tropical waters and breeds on islands in all tropical oceans except the eastern Atlantic. This is a fairly sedentary bird that winters at sea and is rarely seen far from its breeding grounds. Some Caribbean birds wander north to warm southern Gulf Stream waters off the eastern seaboard of the...

Brown Thornbill
2008-08-14 12:26:51

The Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla), is a passerine bird usually found in eastern and south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It can grow up to 4 inches long, and feeds on insects. Photo Copyright and Credit

Forty-spotted Pardalote
2008-08-14 12:08:17

The Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus), is by far the rarest pardalote. It is found reliably only in a few isolated colonies on south-eastern Tasmania, most notably on Maria Island and southern Bruny Island. It is occasionally reported from the suburbs of Hobart. Sedentary or locally nomadic over its restricted range, it is declining in numbers. It is most successful on Maria...

Yellow Honeyeater
2008-08-11 19:06:47

The Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus), is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Mangrove Honeyeater
2008-08-11 18:57:35

The Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis), is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

Singing Honeyeater
2008-08-11 18:46:54

The Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens), is found in Australia. Although it is common there, it is not very well known in other places. Singing Honeyeaters are commonly found in Western Australia, mainly past the Great Dividing Range and on Western Australian Coastal Islands. They can also be spotted in city parks, gardens and in bush lands. The Singing Honeyeater can vary in length...

Lewins Honeyeater
2008-08-11 18:26:31

Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii), is a bird that inhabits the ranges along the east coast of Australia. It has a semicircular ear patch, pale yellow in colour. The name of this bird commemorates the Australian artist John Lewin. Photo Copyright and Credit

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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