I believe that not long ago the pitohui was discovered to be toxic. I think
the toxin is in its skin. It even has orange warning coloration. And when a
predator spits it out, it says "pithohui"!
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From: "Ruth Stewart DOR" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 8:59 AM
> A friend told me that several nights ago there was a question on Jeopardy
> with the ans. being a pitohui. The question was somethng about how this
> bird (and another) were like reptiles and snakes... and something about
> stinging. This is pretty vague info, but wonder if anyone can provide me
> with more info about this bird's behavior? They are birds of the Paupa
> Guinea area. None at my feeder either!
> E. Dorset, VT