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Duck, Duck, Goose

Finally, a woman who grew up playing “Duck, Duck, Goose” is surprised to hear that her niece and nephew play “Duck, Duck, Gray Duck” at their preschool in Minnesota. The hosts take a gander at regional variations of this...

anting

anting  n.— «The behavior you witnessed, Mona, is called “anting.” I know it seems like it should be called “mothballing,” but anting is much easier to say. Plus, more often than not, birds rub their feathers with...

Negadelphia

Negadelphia  n.— «It’s a well-earned hangover and, in a city so often referred to as Negadelphia, a welcome glass half-full approach.» —“Reid thinks Birds can learn from first-half mistakes” by Dana Pennett...

kleptoparasitize

kleptoparasitize  v.— «Known to kleptoparasitize diving American Coots (LeSchack and Hepp 1995) and Eurasian Coots (Fulica atrica; Amat and Soriguer 1984).» —“Gadwall” by C.R. Leschack, S.K. McKnight, G.R. Hepp The...