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01-26-2018, 03:18 AM - 2 Likes   #6451
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Shouldn't a zebra crossing the road use a zebra crossing?



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Shouldn't a zebra crossing the road use a zebra crossing?

I have seen marked crossings designated for pedestrians

but none marked for chickens

and we know that at least one of those have crossed a road so

perhaps, animals don't need a marked crossing?
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Shouldn't a zebra crossing the road use a zebra crossing?

Zebra crossing?! So that is why they paint those patches of road with stripes.

Cuban crocodile.
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Zebra crossing?! So that is why they paint those patches of road with stripes.
Yep. We have them all over the place - just in case we should get any visiting zebras.

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Cuban crocodile.
Could maybe need some dental baces?

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Dik Dik

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Could maybe need some dental braces?
Not sure about that, but he should check the status of his green card.
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Not sure about that, but he should check the status of his green card.
Then again, who'd argue...?

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Cheetah, high up in a tree, having been chased by some Hyena.
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Great Argus Pheasant, zoo specimen
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I would welcome help identifying this bird (zoo specimen).

Thanks to noelcmn, confirmed by pete-tarmigan, the bird pictured below is positively identified as a buff-banded rail.
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Here you go-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_rail

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Here you go-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_rail
Cool! I'll look that up and check the description against multiple images I have of that bird, just to make sure.

A pied imperial pigeon, unless my on-line search landed on the wrong id.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I would welcome help identifying this bird (zoo specimen)
It's definitely a member of the Rallidae (rails, gallinules, moorhens, coots) because of long legs and toes, stubby wings, almost non-existent tail, barred flanks, and laterally compressed body shape (the origin of the expression of "thin as a rail"). That chestnut eye-line, pale grey supercilium, and rufous bar on the chest place it in the genus Hypotaenidia. However, the rufous on the chest indicates Roviana Rail (H. rovianae) (Solomon Islands) or Buff-banded Rail (H. philppensis) (parts of Australiasia; extirpated on many islands). The colour of the bill suggests the latter.

That genus includes the recently extirpated in the wild (1987) Guam Rail (H. owstoni), thanks to the introduction of the brown tree snake. History and palaeontology reveals that the arrival of humans and their rats, pigs, dogs, cats, and snakes in Australasia and Polynesia has been disastrous for the Rallidae, causing the extinction of dozens of rail species on Pacific islands. The colonization of Polynesia by Polynesians may have caused the extinction of 25% of the world's bird species, and the later arrival of Europeans didn't help.

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Cool! I'll look that up and check the description against multiple images I have of that bird, just to make sure.

A pied imperial pigeon, unless my on-line search landed on the wrong id.
I think you're right. You're definitely in the right genus (Ducula).
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Beautiful pigeon that WPRESTO.
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