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Long-wattled Umbrellabird
2009-04-07 13:54:52

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) is a species of bird found in western Colombia and Ecuador. Its habitat is the humid forests. It is sensitive to habitat destruction, and because of its large size it is easy to hunt. Only a few populations live within protected areas and it is considered vulnerable. The male has a long, inflatable wattle on the neck that can be up to...

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postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.