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Grey-headed Lovebird Agapornis cana
2009-06-04 22:22:11

The Grey-headed Lovebird (Agapornis cana) also known as the Madagascar Lovebird, is a species of parrot that is native to the island of Madagascar and the only lovebird that is not native to the African continent. This mainly green parrot is about 5 inches long and weighs about 1.25 ounces. Sexes are similar in this species. The female is entirely green, with a dark green back and wings, a...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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