diamond dove and fruit dove are real
They all were. That was the joke.
If you’re looking for a more modern, avant-garde pigeon, look no further than the Vaporwave Dove
… and how many Ant-hill-opes (Antelopes turning out to be ant-hills) have I tried to identify?
Ah, time for the assfishes (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/788543-Neobythitinae) to shine.
The existence of Rock Pigeons implies intransitivity in the ordering of pigeons.
Rock Pigeon beats Scissors Pigeon. Scissors Pigeon beats Paper Pigeon. Paper Pigeon beats Rock Pigeon.
Ah, time for the assfishes (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/788543-Neobythitinae ) to shine.
That is an odd-looking fish. Perhaps, there is a Nice Guy fish in it’s lineage.
They aren’t butterflies, but there is an exclamation damsel, adding to the pantheon of punctuation insects.
Yes, my husband found question mark a really odd butterfly name. Of course, I’d argue that question mark should be the name of any unknown organism.
Obviously they’re the opposite of dead oaks!
Oh, one I forgot that’s an old favorite of mine
Antelope => Posilope
More of a pronunciation pun as the spelling doesn’t work out exactly right.
I know USA lost ash trees, and we are losing oaks.
But USA must have a LOT of dead oaks to get excited about - that one, is, live.
It sounds so odd if you haven’t grown up with ‘live’ oaks.
I know them as beautiful trees from Texan garden blogs. Don’t they deserve a ‘better’ name?
Early farmers in South Africa (the colonial settlers that is) planted an oak and a palm. Across our national parks they become a cultural history reminder of Once Was A Farm Here.
As someone from south Louisiana and southeast Texas, I think of live oaks as survivors. So they aren’t just “live” because they have leaves in winter (there are lots of non-oak trees here that are evergreen), but also because they are still alive after a hurricane. They are less likely to get blown over because of their low profile.
Ah - that - graceful yielding profile - that makes more sense to me than evergreen
Of all the troubles that plagued them on the high seas, 18th century whalers complained especially of the so-called “wrong whale,” named for its habit of putrefying and sinking almost instantaneously after being harpooned.