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Zoo Reports Rare Captive Birth of Bird
news.aol ^ | March 25)

Posted on 03/25/2009 5:45:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - It's called a white-crested laughing thrush and it's bringing smiles to zookeepers in Syracuse. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo greeted a new bird March 7. The chick is named Zephyr.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.aol.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bird; burnet; endangered; rosamundgifford; syracuse; zoo
Zephyr

Adult


1 posted on 03/25/2009 5:45:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 03/25/2009 5:56:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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3 posted on 03/25/2009 5:58:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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4 posted on 03/25/2009 6:04:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Thats a pretty cool looking bird


5 posted on 03/25/2009 6:05:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Yeah, but you know that white is going to be hard to keep clean.


6 posted on 03/25/2009 6:09:58 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: devolve; JoeProBono

[white-crested laughing thrush]

Wish we had them in Texas. Really a pretty bird!


7 posted on 03/25/2009 6:10:43 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: JoeProBono
Birth?

I thought only mammals give birth? Birds hatch.

8 posted on 03/25/2009 6:13:26 PM PDT by Frohickey
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9 posted on 03/25/2009 6:15:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like Chris Dodd


10 posted on 03/25/2009 6:16:52 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

SWAMPSNIPER PING


11 posted on 03/25/2009 6:19:12 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: potlatch

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Neat

Will have to stay out in more showers!


12 posted on 03/25/2009 6:22:55 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: Frohickey

Cute bird. I hope the little squirt does well. Birth is the beginning. One of my favorite books as a kid was Birth of an Island that had pictures of the volcanic stuff coming up out of the ocean. The Birth of a Nation is an interesting movie. You can give birth to an idea or a social movement or a new quirk.


13 posted on 03/25/2009 6:25:19 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: devolve

[Will have to stay out in more showers!]
I didn’t read the full article, to keep clean?

I like the crested birds, lots of Cardinals here. Some Bluejays.


14 posted on 03/25/2009 6:26:36 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: JoeProBono

Beautiful! Never have seen those before, but I’ll take a photo if one happens by! Thanks for the pix.


15 posted on 03/25/2009 6:35:19 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: OnTheDress

None of those in this swamp!


16 posted on 03/25/2009 6:53:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: potlatch

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A nice bird out front here yesterday


17 posted on 03/25/2009 7:07:58 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: devolve
Did you have any idea what kind it was? I used to have a bird book when my kids were young, it should be around here somewhere but it's easy to look online now.

Lol, remember Encyclopedias that we paid a lot of money for?

18 posted on 03/25/2009 7:13:57 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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It was blue-gray

That’s all I can tell you!


19 posted on 03/25/2009 7:29:11 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: devolve

[It was blue-gray That’s all I can tell you! ]

Lol, vivid description for a person who works with graphics!! Bet it had beady eyes!


20 posted on 03/25/2009 7:33:04 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a male bird they have there. Now they need a female one so the male one constructs a nest so she can sit on some eggs. He could find other other female birds to nest with if he doesn’t get what he wants.


21 posted on 03/25/2009 7:49:37 PM PDT by BobS
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To: potlatch

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It had bird-like eyes.....


22 posted on 03/25/2009 7:50:46 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: devolve

Ok, I’ll quit teasing - but I could think of more things..


23 posted on 03/25/2009 7:58:07 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: devolve
"Will have to stay out in more showers!

Where you are is not where I am. There are seagulls that land 10 miles inland here over a mountain and the act like they run the show. They scare cats and dogs and every other bird off. And run the dumpster food chain while here. But not me.

One fat seagull had it's landing gear down and was heading straight for my windshield. I made a big noise with a horn. They are fatter than they should be.

24 posted on 03/25/2009 8:05:10 PM PDT by BobS
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To: BobS; potlatch

Canadian geese are the problemo here - They love the Cherry trees too

Messy

Seagulls hang around downtown

I recall one flying in an open 4th floor window......


25 posted on 03/25/2009 8:11:36 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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[I recall one flying in an open 4th floor window......]
I don’t recall you telling me that. Well, it gave you a taste of the ‘seaside’ anyway!

I have a fig tree and loquat tree. The birds and squirrels love the figs.


26 posted on 03/25/2009 8:16:55 PM PDT by potlatch
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At least it was not an Albatross!

Get some Cherry trees - and let the birds repaint your house!


27 posted on 03/25/2009 8:26:57 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: devolve
One thing I left out in my post to you is there are big CA condors around that could have them for lunch instead of the rabbit cuisine they fashion.

I like condors. Their wing span is 6-8 feet and they make big noise as a warning from 600 feet up. Find a picture. They live as high up the hills as they can. Nice looking birds. You can't get a big breakfast egg from them without problems.

28 posted on 03/25/2009 8:31:57 PM PDT by BobS
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To: devolve

Yikes, I forgot about my huge Mulberry tree! They stain everything. I can remember when my kids were small, watching they didn’t walk in them and track it inside.

It would stain their clothes too.


29 posted on 03/25/2009 8:34:04 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: devolve

Spring break for birds gone wild? If Canadian geese are hanging around with seagulls, then we have a gang problem. They became to lazy to catch fish.


30 posted on 03/25/2009 8:43:15 PM PDT by BobS
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To: neverdem; The Mayor

For a tiny zoo, Syracuse has a pretty successful breeding program.


31 posted on 03/26/2009 3:06:55 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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