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Image 1 - Researchers Find Evidence That Pythons Are Eating Bird Eggs
2012-04-07 04:52:03

Burmese pythons, which have already been observed attacking birds in the Florida Everglades, have now been seen eating those birds' eggs directly from the nest, according to new research from the Smithsonian Institution. According to Jennifer Welsh of LiveScience, the study, which has been published in the March issue of the journal Reptiles & Amphibians: Conservation and Natural History, details three cases in which the Smithsonian researchers discovered eggs inside of the pythons,...


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2008-04-28 18:03:34

The Limpkin (Aramus guarauna), commonly known as Carrao, Courlan, or Crying Bird, is a bird that is found in marshes with some trees or scrub in the Caribbean, South America and southern Florida, USA. The Limpkin is 26inches long with a 40 inch wingspan. It is drably plumaged brown with a grayer head and neck. It has long legs and neck, and a long, yellowish bill. It feeds on small aquatic life, principally snails. This unobtrusive bird nests on the ground laying about six eggs. It has...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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