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Lesser Sand Plover
2009-02-27 15:43:32

The Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) is a species of wading bird found in the Himalayas and infrequently across the bare coastal plains of northeastern Siberia. It has also been found in Alaska. It is migratory and winters on sandy beaches in East Africa, south Asia and Australia. There are five races of Lesser Sand Plover. In the eastern part of its range, this species is commonly...

Red Knot
2009-04-01 13:32:49

The Red Knot (Calidris canutus), or Knot in Europe, is a species of bird found in the tundra and Arctic mountains in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. North American birds migrate to coastal Europe and South America, while European birds migrate to Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. This species has an extensive range and a large population of about 1.1 million...

Dunlin
2009-03-28 15:54:45

The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a species of wading bird found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of northern Europe, Asia, Alaska, and northern Canada. Europe and Asia populations migrate south to Africa and southeast Asia. Alaskan and Canadian birds migrate to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America. Some northern Alaskan nesting colonies migrate into Asia. It is a highly...

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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