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Thread #167958   Message #4055810
Posted By: Thompson
29-May-20 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Dove She Is a Pretty Bird
Subject: RE: Origins: The Dove She Is a Pretty Bird
The concept that the cuckoo was a pretty bird baffled me - the one we have in Europe is a trudging leaden-winged speckled bird that looks like a hawk with the rheumatiz - until I saw, today for the first time, a picture of the glamorous American cuckoo.