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Lesser Potoo
2009-01-20 21:01:45

The Lesser Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) also known as the Gray Potoo or Common Potoo, is a species of nocturnal bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America from Costa Rica to northern Argentina and northern Uruguay. Its habitat is open woodlands and savannah. It avoids cooler mountain regions, rarely occurring higher than 6200 feet in elevation. It also avoids arid regions. It is a...

Pink frogmouth
2007-03-26 13:48:17

The Pink frogmouth, Chaunax pictus, is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae, found circumglobally on continental shelves and slopes in tropical to temperate waters (except the Caribbean Sea), at depths of between 656.17 and 2165.35 ft (200 and 660 m). Its length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). The pink frogmouth is moderately elongated compared to most other frogfishes, with a rough scaleless...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • 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.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • 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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