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Trogon
2005-06-09 13:30:13

The Trogons (and the Quetzals) are birds in the order Trogoniformes. This order contains only one family, Trogonidae: so-called because these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests. They are residents of tropical forests, particularly in South America. One species, the Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans), ranges into the United States in the mountains of southeastern Arizona. They feed on...

Southern Lapwing
2009-03-06 15:01:48

The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a species of wading bird that is a common resident throughout South America, except in dense forested regions, higher altitudes of the Andes, and the arid coast of western South America. It is fairly common in the River Plate basin and has been spreading through Central America in recent years. Its habitat is lake and river banks or open grassland....

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.