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New Bird Species Found In Cambodia Capitol
2013-06-26 10:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To discover new species, scientists often travel to the most remote jungle or the deepest ocean crevasse. However, conservationists recently spotted a new species simply strolling around the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail. Dubbed the Cambodian tailorbird, or Orthotomus chaktomuk, the formerly undescribed species was spotted in the bustling metropolis of Phnom Penh, and a number...

2012-04-16 22:00:41

The eggs laid by two African bird species have evolved different color patterns over a period of just 40 years, according to new research published in The American Naturalist. The quick change appears to be driven by an unwanted guest in the nest. Cuckoo finches are brood parasites. They lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, hoping to trick someone else into raising their young. To help keep their imposter eggs from being evicted, the cuckoo eggs have evolved to look a lot...


Latest Cisticolidae Reference Libraries

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2008-08-14 11:31:42

The Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons), is a New World warbler native from Mexico south to much of Central America, rarely occurring as far north as southeastern Arizona and south Texas. While Rufous-capped Warblers are generally birds of tropical shrubby highlands, North American sightings tend to be in oak woodland canyon bottoms, near running water, while the birds stay low in dense vegetation. Rufous-capped Warblers generally reach a length of about 5 inches in length. They...

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2007-10-26 12:35:16

The Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis), also known as the Bright-headed Cisticola, is a species of warbler found from India to Australia. It is very similar in appearance to the Zitting Cisticola, however, in the breeding season males acquire a breeding plumage in which their head, throat and breast are a bright golden-orange color. The species is found in rank vegetation in and around wetlands. It is known as the finest tailor of the birds, often using stolen spiders' threads to...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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