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On 5/1/2024 at 5:36 PM, MichaelLong said:

Named after a place it breeds in, this species is the only member of its genus to not breed in the tropics/subtropics

Sandhill Crane

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6 hours ago, MichaelLong said:

Arctic Tern also does not breed in the tropics/subtropics ... "Named after a place it breeds in, this species is the only member of its genus to not breed in the tropics/subtropics"

Someone else can take this round.

 

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2 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

Arctic Tern also does not breed in the tropics/subtropics ...

But is a member of a different genus, and not unique to its genus in this respect like the Aleutian tern.

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1 hour ago, Greyhawk said:

But is a member of a different genus, and not unique to its genus in this respect like the Aleutian tern.

Major apologies, I forgot that Aleutian Tern is no longer in the genus Sterna 😢

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44 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

Major apologies, I forgot that Aleutian Tern is no longer in the genus Sterna 😢

That's okay. I didn't know it ever was.

I have to explain that to younger people sometimes. They don't remember how things used to be, so they don't have to try to keep it straight. 😆

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7 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

Someone else can take this round.

 

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This is the only bird known to have a special mechanism in its gizzard to allow more efficient digestion of berries.

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20 minutes ago, Greyhawk said:

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This is the only bird known to have a special mechanism in its gizzard to allow more efficient digestion of berries.

never mind

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5 hours ago, Greyhawk said:

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This is the only bird known to have a special mechanism in its gizzard to allow more efficient digestion of berries.

They are reported to be especially fond of the berries of the Desert Mistletoe, or Mesquite Mistletoe.

 

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6 hours ago, MichaelLong said:

Desert mistletoe was a dead giveaway, someone else can go since I just went 

I just went, too. But just to keep things moving:

A small secretive passerine bird named for some of the plants it might be found hiding in.

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