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A small black-and-white African shrike, the male of which displays by puffing up the feathers of the lower back.
- ‘The puffbacks are not hard to see most species forage in open the canopies of bushes or short trees, often with mixed species flocks but they are named from the loose feathers on the male's rump and lower back.’
- ‘Fruit bats are particularly fond of the figs and even some insectivorous birds such as the Puffback shrike reportedly take the fruit.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.