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Pauraque
« on: May 24, 2020, 05:59:43 PM »
The pauraque is a type of nightjar found in the Americas. While it's a word probably known only to people with an interest in birds I don't think it's too obscure for Chi. I'd like to suggest it for inclusion (rejected by the parquet puzzle).

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Re: Pauraque
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 09:42:58 PM »
The word is in a number of the online dictionaries. I'll add it as a rare word.
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Re: Pauraque
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 10:07:40 PM »
Thanks, Alan.

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Re: Pauraque
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 06:24:19 AM »
Lying on the warm asphalt that attracts the heat-loving moths in the evening - such big eyes (and mouths) those parauques have!

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Re: Pauraque
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 11:02:05 AM »
Speaking of moths, I had this turn up at a trap a few days ago ...
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Re: Pauraque
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 06:04:35 AM »
It sure would have been hard to see that outside a moth trap, Calilasseia.  It would have blended right in with the leaves.