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Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra: Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. The loud...
Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Definitely Not A Crow: The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. It breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a resident breeder which...
Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Of Bad Moral Character: The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of...
Spanish Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow

Gorrión Español: The Spanish sparrow is found in the Mediterranean region and south-west and central Asia. It is very similar to the closely related house sparrow. The Spanish sparrow is slightly larger and heavier than house sparrows, and also has a...
Pink Flamingo

Neon Pink Flamingo

Gracious And A Saviour: Flamingo comes from Portuguese or Spanish flamengo, "flame-colored", in turn coming from Provençal flamenc from flama "flame" and Germanic-like suffix-ing, with a possible influence of words like Fleming. A similar etymology has the Latinate Greek term...
Indian Peacock

Gorgeous Indian Peacock

The God Of War: The Indian peacock has iridescent blue and green plumage. The peacock "tail", known as a "train", consists not of a highly elongated upper tail coverts. These feathers are marked with eyespots, best seen when a peacock...

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