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2011-11-04 21:13:05

University of Cincinnati biologist Denis Conover discovers that overturned duck nest boxes can be death traps for wetland turtles. Duck nest boxes used to aid cavity-nesting ducks can prove to be turtle death traps. That was the discovery made by University of Cincinnati Educator Associate Professor Denis Conover, of the Department of Biological Sciences in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, when he came upon a duck nest box in the wetlands of southern Ohio's Miami Whitewater...

2009-03-17 08:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While news about the housing market can be found in just about every newspaper, or seen or heard on the radio and television news, you don't hear much about the concerns in the wildlife housing market. However, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery has a way that wildlife enthusiasts can help without applying for a mortgage. This year, for the first time, the Game Commission is offering for sale a variety of wildlife nesting...


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2006-03-09 11:10:52

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) is a medium-sized perching duck closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. Adult males are striking and unmistakable with their red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars and the flanks ruddy with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to the female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running...

Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
2014-06-01 20:37:52

The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is a medium-sized perching duck roughly three-quarters of the length of an adult Mallard. The adult male has unique multi-colored iridescent plumage and red eyes. The female is less colorful with a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. When swimming, wood ducks bob their head back and forth in a jerking motion, which makes them easy to spot. They breed in wooded swamps, shallow lakes, marshes or ponds throughout eastern North...

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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.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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