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  • Birds includes herons Egretta sacra, stork-billed kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis, collared scops owl Otus bakkamoena, white bellied swiftlet Collocalia esculenta, pygmy swiftlet C. troglodytes, scrub-hen Megapodius freycinet cumingii and sea eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster.

    Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

  • Some 72 species of birds have been recorded, including yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea (V), noisy friar bird Philemon buceroides and common scrubhen Megapodius freycinet.

    Komodo National Park, Indonesia


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  • In the 4th volume of Proust's "In Search Of Lost Time", "Sodom And Gomorrah", Brichot, the expert on origins of place and people's names says that "Freycinet" means "ash tree".

    June 9, 2011