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Long-wattled Umbrellabird
2009-04-07 13:54:52

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) is a species of bird found in western Colombia and Ecuador. Its habitat is the humid forests. It is sensitive to habitat destruction, and because of its large size it is easy to hunt. Only a few populations live within protected areas and it is considered vulnerable. The male has a long, inflatable wattle on the neck that can be up to...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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