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Red Wattlebird
2008-06-13 22:48:03

The Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata), also known as Barkingbird or Gillbird, is a honeyeater found in SE Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and southwest Western Australia in open forest, woodland, and near human habitation. The Red Wattlebird is a large (13.75 inch) gray-brown honeyeater with red eyes, distinctive red wattles either side of the neck and white...

Crimson-backed Sunbird
2008-08-14 10:16:01

The Crimson-backed Sunbird (Leptocoma minima), is a sunbird that is placed in a group of very small Old World passerine birds. Crimson-backed Sunbird is an endemic resident breeder in the Western Ghats of India. This species is found in a variety evergreen woodland. Crimson-backed Sunbirds are tiny, even by sunbird standards, and are only 3.5 inches long. They have medium-length thin...

Purple-rumped Sunbird
2008-08-14 10:05:23

The Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica), formerly placed in the genus Nectarinia, is a sunbird that is part of a group of very small Old World passerine birds. It is a common resident breeder in tropical southern Asia in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar. This species is found in a variety of habitats with trees, including scrub and cultivation. Purple-rumped Sunbirds are tiny...

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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