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What

White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus

Observer

terathopius

Date

October 24, 2015 07:07 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus

Observer

nlblock

Date

November 11, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Horrendous photo; awesome birds

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Description from Wikipedia

The mesites (Mesitornithidae) are a family of birds of uncertain affinities. They are smallish, near flightless birds endemic to Madagascar. Generally brownish with paler undersides, they are of somewhat pheasant-like appearance and were initially placed with the Galliformes. Most commonly, they are placed in the Gruiformes (cranes, rails and allies), but this has been disputed in more recent times. They are the only family with more than two species in which every species is threatened; all...

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