Monthly Archives: April 2013

This is where they keep

the obsolete technology.

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Mascarene Parrot

Based on a colored engraving by Jacques Barraband from F. Levaillant’s Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. Vol 2, Paris, 1801-5. Wikipedia says: The Mascarene Islands (or Mascarenhas Archipelago) is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar comprising … Continue reading

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Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is probably extinct. Then again, maybe it isn’t. It was, or is, one of the largest woodpeckers in the world, at roughly 20 inches in length and 30 inches in wingspan. It was native to the virgin … Continue reading

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Delalande’s Coucal

He was from Madagascar.

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Prairie Chicken

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Cuban Red Macaw

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Ivory-billed Woodpecker

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Bird of the Day- April 8th.

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Bird of the Day

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Passenger Pigeon

Probably the best-known extinct American bird is the Passenger Pigeon: Estimates of the total number of passenger pigeons at the turn of the nineteenth century are around 3 billion, 25 to 40% of all the breeding birds in America. Pigeon … Continue reading

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