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The X-Bird Files


William Young


In the May 1999 Kickshaws, Dave Morice said that he encountered (inprint) a Xantusiid lizard, and wondered whether there are any other X-animals. As an avid birdwatcher, I can answer his question for the feathered portion of the animal kingdom. Of course, I am assuming he is talking about X-birds in the onomatic sense and not in the sense that John Cleese used the term when complaining about his lifeless parrot.