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2011-04-06 11:10:47

Sex or nice weather - that's the agonizing choice some birds face, according to a new University of Guelph study.


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2007-10-26 13:26:59

The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is usually considered the only member of its genus Philomachus, but more recent research indicates that the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper may belong there too. Their breeding habitat is bogs, marshes and wet meadows with short vegetation in northern Europe and Russia. The Ruff is migratory, wintering in southern and Western Europe, Africa and India. They are highly gregarious, with a wintering flock of 1 million birds...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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