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  • Wow, c_b, you're doing my bird wirk for me!

    From what I can find, this is an Incan name for a species of goose. "Its plumage is of a snowy whiteness, all except the wings, which are bright green and violet, while the beak, legs, and feet, are scarlet." -- Thomas Mayne Reid, The Forest Exiles or, The Perils of a Peruvian Family amid The Wilds of the Amazon, first published c. 1855

    March 14, 2008

  • huachua: a name with distinct sternutatory qualities.

    March 14, 2008

  • "'For example there is a splendid goose we call huachua which has dark green wings, merging to violet...'"

    --O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 181

    March 14, 2008