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"The bird is the Chimborazian hill-star humming-bird.
On the Banks of the Amazon
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reesetee commented on the word hill-star
One of my favorites as well.
December 14, 2010
hernesheir commented on the word hill-star
Perhaps my favorite bird moniker to date - so very endearing and evocative.
December 13, 2010
Btw, hernesheir, this is an actual hummingbird species--well, actually, more than one species--not a nickname. Isn't it a great word? :-)(Also see hillstar.)
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