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

Conservationists recently spotted a new species of bird simply strolling the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail.

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.


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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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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