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“Oh, Bittersweet Canada” - Distillerie Mariana: Avril Amaretto Québécois

4 monthes ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

“Oh, sweet Canada, Canada, Canada” is perhaps the best-best known of birdsong mnemonics in North America, familiar to birders as an aid to remembering the voice of the White-throated Sparrow. There are some who claim that the thinly whistled tune of this boreal songster also fits the line “Old Sam Peabody”. And while that works too, I've always preferred the Canadian version, if only because the bulk of the White-throated Sparrow's breeding range lies north of the border. And no one's ever been able to explain who this Sam Peabody is anyway.
Canada is a pretty sweet place - and not just...
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