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Spixs Guan
2008-11-25 22:48:27

The Spix's Guan (Penelope jacquacu), is a species of bird found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It has a global range of over 3,000,000 square miles and is listed a least concern species by the IUCN Red List. Spix's Guan is a fairly large bird, at about 36 inches in length. It has a relatively...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
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