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Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
2009-06-16 18:51:52

The Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is a species of passerine bird that is found in eastern North America. It is a migratory species and winters in the southern USA and Central America. It is a rare visitor to western Europe. Its breeding habitat is open woodland, farmland, and suburbs. It is often seen near water. It is one of the last birds to leave its breeding grounds in the fall, and is...

Vermillion Flycatcher
2009-04-07 14:36:42

The Vermillion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) is a species of passerine bird that is found in the southwestern United States, Central America, and northern and central South America. It is also found further south to central Argentina. It is the only species in the genus Pyrocephalus. The adult is about 7 inches long. The male is bright red in color with dark brown plumage. The female...

Says Phoebe
2005-06-02 09:18:18

Sayornis saya - more commonly known as the Say's Phoebe - is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. Adults have brownish-grey upperparts with an orange-brown belly and light grey on the throat and breast. Younger birds have cinnamon wing bars while adult birds have no wing bars. They breed in dry open or semi-open areas across western North America from Alaska to Mexico in...

Saturns Moon Phoebe
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Phoebe -- Phoebe is the outermost of Saturn's known moons. Phoebe is almost 4 times more distant from Saturn than its nearest neighbor (Iapetus). It was discovered by William Henry Pickering in 1898. Most of Saturn's moons have very bright surfaces, but Phoebe's albedo is very low (.06), as dark as lampblack. All of Saturn's moons except for Phoebe and Iapetus orbit very...

Saturn
2004-10-19 04:45:41

The Planet Saturn -- in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43 billion km), almost twice that of Jupiter, and its period of revolution is about 291/2 years. Saturn appears in the sky as a yellow, starlike object of the first...

Word of the Day
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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