Well, at least the Mallards occur in Australia, whether you like it or not.
Recently, in the west, a notable hospital with, dare I say catholic
connections, has advertised its ability to provide comprehensive care and
facilities to families. This care to cover the pre-natal monitoring and care,
the birthing, and the post-natal necessities of life.
The ad has, as an eyecatcher, a picture of two adult birds at their nest caring
for a young bird that fills the nest. The two adult birds are the southern
African Cape Batis, Batis capensis, but the bird in the nest is a young Klaas's
Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx klaas.
I have not asked the hospital administration whether they are promoting either
adoption or even surrogacy, but the picture was pretty.
> I couldn't agree more!!!!!!
> John Harris
> > Almost as bad as one of the new housing developments north of Brisbane ...
> > it raves on about the location and the abundant wildlife, with roadside
> > billboards proclaiming its value and attractiveness. Unfortunately the
> > ducks appearing on almost every billboard are Mallards....
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