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Burrowing Parakeet
2009-04-14 16:09:46

The Burrowing Parakeet (Cyanoliseus patagonus), also known as the Patagonian Conure, is a species of bird that is mainly found in Argentina. There is a reduced population that exists in Chile as well. Some Argentine populations migrate to Uruguay for the winter months. Sometimes strong winds from the west will bring some birds as far as the Falkland Islands. Its habitat is the arid bush steppe...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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