How wondrous is that: Nature’s Bizarre…

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
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Anting, preening, imprinting; what do you think these are? 

Do you know the difference between nidifuguous and nidiculous, or does all that simply sound ridiculous?

How Wondrous is That: Nature’s Bizarre answers all these questions and welcomes you to the magical world of birds, where you can meet purple sunbirds that never give up and a young black kite pretending to play dead, not to mention the busy Mr Weaver and the popular Ms Snipe. Get to know amazing aerobatic rosy starlings, toughlooking but soft-hearted babblers, and many more strange and wonderful winged creatures.

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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
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Jan 5, 2017
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