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- n. A bird of the family Pachycephalidae, endemic to New Guinea, some of which have powerful batrachotoxins in skin and feathers.
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While the suits at AIG go on their "retreats" paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. food costs too goddamn much pitohui
Incidentally, (1) it seems that not all pitohui species are poisonous (although further study is required to be absolutely sure about this), (2) that another New Guinean passerine, the Rufous shrike-thrush Colluricincla megarhyncha, also produces batrachotoxin, and (3) that multiple other non-poisonous New Guinea passerines (including some other pitohuis) may mimic poisonous pitohuis and therefore gain protection from predators too (Diamond 1992, Dumbacher & Fleischer 2001).
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