from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of formicarian passerine birds, a leading group of South American ant-thrushes, represented by such species as G. varia and G. rex: so named from the great relative length of the legs.


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  • Other important species breeding within the preserve include Kermadec petrel Pterodroma neglecta, black-winged petrel P. nigripennis, wedge-tailed shearwater Puffinus pacificus, little shearwater P. assimilis, white-bellied storm petrel Fregetta grallaria, masked booby Sula dactylatra, red-tailed tropic bird Phaeton rubricauda in greater concentrations than probably anywhere else in the world.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • From North Carolina offshore waters comes this unconfirmed sighting of a White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregatta grallaria.

    Archive 2004-06-01


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