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Birds and insects
New featured picture, Wikipedian Richard Bartz
's photograph of a male Beautiful Demoiselle
), showing the characteristic metallic blue-green body and eyes, and the dark brown-black wingtips with blue veins. The species is often found close to fast-flowing waters.
The Signpost welcomes Panyd (nom) from the UK as our newest admin. She has editorial experience in a number of areas, including OTRS, BLP sourcing, deletion work, random page patrol, and content editing.
From the new featured article, Lincoln cent
: the public lines up to buy the new issue outside the Sub-Treasury Building in New York City in 1909; the file is humorously entitled "Centsless people".
From the new featured article, Biddenden Maids
: an 1808 woodcut of the apparently conjoined maids, associated with an unusual English tradition
Three articles were promoted to featured status
. These will be added to next week's promotions for the Choice of the week
- Lincoln cent (nom), the fourth in Wehwalt's numismatics series. He says, "The Lincoln cent may not be worth the zinc it's struck on today, but upon release, thousands of people lined up across the country to get it.... there's an interesting story behind it."
- Biddenden Maids (nom), One of the more bizarre surviving remnants of old English folk tradition. Nominator Iridescent says, "Each year at Easter, the elderly and widows of the small town of Biddenden (and a large crowd of tourists) gather for a free handout of bread, cheese, tea and biscuits imprinted with a picture of conjoined twins, in a ceremony which has gone on for at least 300 and possibly as many as 900 years."
- Canadian heraldry (nom), an interesting hybrid tradition. Nominator (Roux says, "Derived mainly from heraldic traditions in France and the United Kingdom, Canadian heraldry incorporates distinctly Canadian symbols, especially native flora and fauna, references to the First Nations and other aboriginal peoples of Canada."
In the past two weeks, ten lists were promoted:
A violet black-legged robber fly (Dioctria atricapilla
Five images were promoted. These will be added to next week's promotions for the Choice of the week
. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
, the archetypal "wild duck" and probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia.
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