The red-headed myzomela (Myzomela erythrocephala) is a bird of the
honeyeater family, Meliphagidae. One of two subspecies,
M. e. erythrocephala, is distributed around the tropical coastline of
Australia; the other, M. e. infuscata, is found mainly around the
southern coastline of New Guinea. The species was described by John
Gould in 1840. Though widely distributed and not threatened, the species
is not abundant within its range. At 12 centimetres (4.7 in), the red-
headed myzomela is a small honeyeater with a short tail and relatively
long down-curved bill. It is sexually dimorphic; the male has a glossy
red head, brown upperparts and paler grey-brown underparts, while the
female has predominantly grey-brown plumage. Little has been documented
on its breeding behaviour. The bird's natural habitat is tropical
mangrove forests. It is very active when feeding in the tree canopy,
darting from flower to flower and gleaning insects off foliage. It calls
constantly as it feeds.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The pleasure cruiser MV Darlwyne disappeared off the coast of
Cornwall with the loss of all 31 people aboard.
The Troubles: Hours after the British Army's Operation Motorman
brought an end to the autonomous self-declared area of Free Derry in
Northern Ireland, three car bombs exploded in the village of Claudy.
Three years after being hit by a mudslide, the Ten Thousand
Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong fully reopened.
The largest power outage in history occurred across 22 Indian
states, affecting more than 620 million people, or about 9 percent of
the world's population.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Especially in the Tour de France: the yellow shirt worn by the leader
of a stage of a cycling race, which is then awarded to the cyclist who
wins the race with the fastest overall time.
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leader of a stage of a cycling race, or the winner of a cycling race.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If you could come inside my head and understand what I feel when
I read about a trans woman dying at the hands of a violent man, you'd
find solidarity and kinship. I have a visceral sense of the terror in
which those trans women will have spent their last seconds on earth,
because I too have known moments of blind fear when I realised that the
only thing keeping me alive was the shaky self-restraint of my attacker.
I believe the majority of trans-identified people not only pose zero
threat to others, but are vulnerable for all the reasons I've outlined.
Trans people need and deserve protection. Like women, they're most
likely to be killed by sexual partners. … So I want trans women to be
safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less
safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to
any man who believes or feels he's a woman — and, as I've said, gender
confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for
surgery or hormones — then you open the door to any and all men who
wish to come inside. That is the simple truth.
--J. K. Rowling
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