Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ajaja ajaja

The roseate spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja) is a sometimes tautonym (it goes by Platalea ajaja too).  As far as tautonyms go this is one of the very best.  It’s like they’re laughing en español.  Spoonbills are large colorful wading birds ranging from … Continue reading

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Bison bison, wherefore art thou bison?

Waaaay back when before the 19th century you could be hanging out on the wide open plains of North America and see herds of big, stocky, hunch-backed, wooly bison.  Imagine: herds of the largest land mammal in North America so … Continue reading

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