the drongo's dong

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Subject: the drongo's dong
From: Jenny Skewes <>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:23:51 +1000
There is an article in the Summer 98-99 issue of Nature Australia on the question of bird penises. On the cover there is a picture of a Major Mitchell cockatoo, and the text "How birds do it".  The article is called "Why kissing is for the birds". A fertile field for double entendre.

It states that only 246 species worldwide have a penis, including cassowary, emu and all waterfowl. The discussion of why 97% do not  has a distinctly gender-political air, suggesting that female preference may have led to the disappearance of this useful appendage. Interesting!


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