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baby chick confusing foul fowl homophone not peacock pun squee spree - 5869912576
Via: Mubina H.
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Seriously, why did biologists/linguists/etc. ever think "fowl" was a fair term for all kinds of squee bird friends? It's a word that sounds far too close to another word that does not describe them in any way at all!

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Via: commons.wikimedia.org
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This little guy has all the confidence of his flashy elders. You work that gravel, chick!

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Via: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
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Wisdom has nested at Midway Atoll since 1956. She is the oldest-known wild bird, and the happy new Laysan Albatross is now proud mama to a very fluffy, very cute chick. Wisdom and her mate will take shifts feeding and nesting with their new baby. This is believed to be her 35th (!) chick.

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Squee lovers, this week's Squee Spree contest features two close cousins of the fluffy and feathered kind!

In the plentifully-plumed-when-older corner, we have darling little peacock tots! And in the phun with phonetics corner, we have darling little pheasant chicks!

Let us know which animal you want by taking the poll!

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Photos by epicnom and Fraser Gray