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2016-05-31 07_29_19-Bird.docx - Google DocsDid you know in the early years of the 20th century a colony of Birds of Paradise originally from New Guinea was introduced to a small island off Tobago?  The birds are also shown on the Trinidad and Tobago 100-dollar note.

Did you know the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is the common name for a species of flowering plant?

Did you know the Coat of Arms of the University of the West Indies has as its crest a Brown Pelican (Pelicanus accidentalis)?

Source: The Ultimate Caribbean Quiz Book by John Gilmore – 2003

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  1. The brown pelican is ON the UWI crest ... the bird forms part of the crest.


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