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Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa
2013-04-21 08:46:35

The Juan Fernandez Petrel (pterodroma externa) is a species of seabird in the family Procellariidae. It breeds only on one island in Chile, Isla Alejandro Selkirk. The breeding population was estimated at 1,000,000 pairs in 1985 to 1986, and there may be up to 3 to 5 million birds worldwide. It is threatened by predation from introduced species such as cats and rats and, to a lesser extent,...

Storm-petrel
2006-02-22 13:58:53

PHOTO CAPTION: Markham's Storm-petrel The storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, and part of the order Procellariiformes. They are the smallest of seabirds and relatives of the petrels. They feed on planktonic crustaceans and small fish picked from the surface, typically while hovering. The flight is fluttering and sometimes bat-like. Storm-petrels have a broad-based...

Pelican
2006-02-21 16:11:02

Pelicans are very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak that belong to the bird Pelecanidae. Along with the darters, cormorants, gannets, boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds, they make up the order Pelecaniformes. Like other birds in that group, pelicans have all four webbed toes (totipalmate). Pelicans use two different ways to feed: White pelicans all over the...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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