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Sooty Oystercatcher
The sooty oystercatcher (''Haematopus fuliginosus'') is a species of oystercatcher. It is a wading bird endemism, endemic to Australia and commonly found on its coastline. It prefers rocky coastlines, but will occasionally live in estuaries. All of its feathers are black. It has a red eye, eye ring and bill, and pink legs. Taxonomy John Gould described the sooty oystercatcher in 1845. Its species name is the Latin adjective ''fuliginosus'', "sooty". Two subspecies are recognised, the nominate from the coastline of southern Australia and subspecies ''ophthalmicus'' from northern Australia. The southern subspecies is larger and heavier than the northern. The northern one, with a more yellowish eye ring, is found from the Kimberleys across the top of the country to Mackay in central Queensland. There is considerable overlap, as the southern subspecies has been found up to Cape York Peninsula, Cape York. Subspecies ''ophthalmicus'' has been thought distinctive enough to warrant specie ...
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John Gould
John Gould FRS FRS may also refer to: Government and politics * Facility Registry System, a centrally managed Environmental Protection Agency database that identifies places of environmental interest in the United States * Family Resources Survey, a survey to c ... (; 14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the "methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them." Several aspects of ornithology differ from related disciplines, due partly to the high visibility and th .... He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates produced by his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists, including Edward Lear Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, now known mostly for his literary nonsense Literary nonsense (or nonsense literature) is a broad categorization of literatu ...
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Birds Described In 1845
Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class (biology), class Aves , characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the Oviparity, laying of Eggshell, hard-shelled eggs, a high Metabolism, metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight Bird skeleton, skeleton. Birds live worldwide and range in size from the bee hummingbird to the Common ostrich, ostrich. There are about ten thousand living species, more than half of which are passerine, or "perching" birds. Birds have whose development varies according to species; the only known groups without wings are the extinct moa and elephant birds. Wings, which evolved from forelimbs, gave birds the ability to fly, although further evolution has led to the loss of flight in some birds, including ratites, penguins, and diverse endemism, endemic island species. The digestive and respiratory systems of birds are also uniquely adapted for flight. Some bird species of aquatic environments ...
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Endemic Birds Of Australia
This article is one of a series providing information about endemic (ecology), endemism among birds in the world's various zoogeographic zones. For an overview of this subject see Endemism in birds. Patterns of endemism Family-level endemism is prominent in Australia. The Australasian realm, Australasian biogeographic region has the highest number of endemic family (biology), families of any zoogeographic region except the Neotropics, and many of these families are endemic to Australia itself — the country therefore stakes a strong claim to be the world's greatest hotspot of bird endemism. Australian endemic and near-endemic families The Australian endemic families are: * Emu (Dromaiidae), a well-known monotypic family; the emu is found in rural areas throughout the continent * Plains-wanderer (Pedionomidae), a monotypic family; plains-wanderer is restricted to arid inland areas in the southeast of Australia * Lyrebirds (Menuridae), two forest-dwelling species of southeas ...
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Nerita Atramentosa
''Nerita atramentosa'', common name the black nerite, is a medium-sized sea snail, a marine (ocean), marine gastropod mollusc in the family (biology), family Neritidae, the nerites. There has been some confusion over the taxonomy of the genus ''Nerita'' in the Pacific region; however, ''Nerita atramentosa'' and ''Nerita melanotragus'' are now recognised as separate species (the two have often been considered to be the same species). Description The size of the shell varies between 12 mm and 32 mm. Ecology Distribution This nerite is endemic (ecology), endemic to the southern coastlands of Australia, including South Australia, southern Western Australia , Victoria (Australia), Victoria and Tasmania. N. atramentosa occurs to the west of Wilsons Promontory in western Victoria (Australia), Victoria, South Australia and southern Western Australia. The closely related species ''Nerita melanotragus'' occurs in eastern Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Habitat This sp ...
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Lunella Torquata
''Lunella'' is a genus Genus /ˈdʒiː.nəs/ (plural genera /ˈdʒen.ər.ə/) is a taxonomic rank In biological classification In biology, taxonomy () is the scientific study of naming, defining (Circumscription (taxonomy), circumscribing) and classifying gr ... of sea snail Sea snail is a common name Common may refer to: Places * Common, a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland * Boston Common Boston Common (also known as the Common) is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is some ...s, marine Marine is an adjective meaning of or pertaining to the sea or ocean The ocean (also the sea or the world ocean) is the body of salt water which covers approximately 71% of the surface of the Earth.


Lunella Undulata
''Lunella undulata'', common name the common warrener or the lightning turban, is a species of sea snail, marine gastropod mollusk in the family (biology), family Turbinidae. Description The size of the shell varies between 33 mm and 75 mm. The solid, umbilicate shell has a depressed-globose shape. It is bright green, longitudinally strigate with white under a brown epidermis. The color pattern is sometimes unicolored green, or with the white strigations broken into tessellations. The obtuse Spire (mollusc), spire is dome-shaped, or low-conic and contains five Whorl (mollusc), whorls. The upper ones are sometimes angulate, spirally lirate with the lirae wider than their interstices, on the body whorl often subobsolete. The last whorl descends, and is somewhat concave below the Suture (anatomy), suture. The oval Aperture (mollusc), aperture is white within. The Columella (gastropod), columella has a very wide white flattened callus which extends over the umbilical tract. ...
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Pyura Stolonifera
''Pyura'' is a large genus of Sessility (zoology), sessile ascidiacea, ascidians that live in coastal waters at depths of up to 80 m (260 feet). Like all ascidians, ''Pyura'' are filter feeders. A few species, including Pyura chilensis are commercially fished. Species Species in this genus include * ''Pyura abradata'' (Kott, 1985) * ''Pyura ambonensis'' (Millar, 1975) * ''Pyura antillarum'' (Van Name, 1921) * ''Pyura arenosa'' (Herdman, 1882) * ''Pyura aripuensis'' (Herdman, 1906) * ''Pyura australis'' (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) * ''Pyura baliensis'' (Millar, 1975) * ''Pyura bouvetensis'' (Wilhelm Michaelsen, Michaelsen, 1904) * ''Pyura breviramosa'' (Sluiter, 1904) * ''Pyura cadamostoi'' (Monniot, 1994) * ''Pyura camranica'' (Maria Vorontsova (botanist) , Vorontsova & Cole, 1995) * ''Pyura cancellata'' (Brewin, 1946) * ''Pyura capensis'' (Hartmeyer) * ''Pyura carnea'' (Brewin, 1948) * ''Pyura chilensis'' (Molina, 1782) * ''Pyura columna'' (Monniot & Monniot, 1991) * ''Pyu ...
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Oystercatcher
The oystercatchers are a group of waders forming the family (biology), family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, ''Haematopus''. They are found on coasts worldwide apart from the polar regions and some tropical regions of Africa and South East Asia. The exceptions to this are the Eurasian oystercatcher, the South Island oystercatcher, and the Magellanic oystercatcher, which also breed inland, far inland in some cases. In the past there has been a great deal of confusion as to the species limits, with discrete populations of all black oystercatchers being afforded specific status but pied oystercatchers being considered one single species.Hockey, P (1996) Family Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers) ''in'' del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Sargatal, J. (editors). (1996). ''Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks''. Lynx Edicions. Taxonomy The genus ''Haematopus'' was introduced in 1758 by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758 in the 10th edition of Systema ...
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Sooty Oystercatcher Eggs
Sooty is a British Children's television series, children's television media franchise created by Harry Corbett in the late 1950s, which incorporates primarily television and stage shows. The franchise was born in the wake of the success of his fictional Glove puppetry, glove puppet character introduced to television in 1955, with the franchises focused around the adventures of the character – a muteness, mute yellow bear with black ears and nose, who is kind-hearted but also cheeky, performs magic tricks and practical jokes, and infamously squirts his handler and other people with his iconic water pistol, including on other television programmes he guest stars on. The franchise itself also includes several other puppet characters who were created for television, some of whom became the backbone to performances, and features additional elements including an animated series, two spin-off series for the direct-to-video market, and a selection of toy merchandising. The franchise ...
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Sooty is a British Children's television series, children's television media franchise created by Harry Corbett in the late 1950s, which incorporates primarily television and stage shows. The franchise was born in the wake of the success of his fictional Glove puppetry, glove puppet character introduced to television in 1955, with the franchises focused around the adventures of the character – a muteness, mute yellow bear with black ears and nose, who is kind-hearted but also cheeky, performs magic tricks and practical jokes, and infamously squirts his handler and other people with his iconic water pistol, including on other television programmes he guest stars on. The franchise itself also includes several other puppet characters who were created for television, some of whom became the backbone to performances, and features additional elements including an animated series, two spin-off series for the direct-to-video market, and a selection of toy merchandising. The franchise ...
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