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Common Woodshrike
2008-09-10 14:36:50

The Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus), is a species in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae. The woodshrikes were occassionally formerly placed in the Campephagidae (cuckoo shrikes). Photo Copyright and Credit

Large Woodshrike
2008-09-10 14:32:19

The Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis), is a species in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae. The woodshrikes were formerly placed in the Campephagidae (cuckoo shrikes) sometimes. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or...

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  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
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