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Greater Painted Snipe
2009-02-27 16:03:37

The Greater Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) is a species of wading bird found in the marshes of Africa, India and southeast Asia (Sulawesi). Its preferred habitat are fringes of reed beds along shorelines of marshes, swamps, ponds and streams. The Greater Painted Snipe is not related to true snipes, and differs in habits, flight and appearance. This is a medium-sized bird with a...

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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