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2009-05-01 14:26:49

In Botswana, conservationists fear that the pesticide used by the government to prevent birds from ravaging commercial crops might kill other species. Officials are using aerial sprays to target breeding places of the quelea in Panadamatenga in northern Botswana, where there have been reports of birds destroying 20 tons of corn a day. Keddy Mooketsa, Birdlife Botswana project manager, said the quelea, which gather together in flocks, were causing trouble as they breed quickly, but the...


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2009-01-17 16:06:18

The Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), formerly known as Carmine Bee-eater, is a species of bird found across sub-equatorial Africa, extending from Zululand and Namibia to Gabon, eastern Zaire and Kenya. Its preferred habitat includes low-altitude river valleys and floodplains, usually found on vertical banks suitable for tunneling. It may also burrow in the level surface of small salt islands. This bird is migratory and spends the breeding season in Zimbabwe, summer months in...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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