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Leeteuk during a public broadcast of Kiss the Radio, 2009
Leeteuk during a public broadcast of Kiss the Radio, 2009

South Korean singer-songwriter, television host and actor Leeteuk made his screen debut in 2000 on All About Eve with a bit part. After joining Super Junior in 2005, he began appearing in shows related to his group — firstly Super Junior Show on KM and horror mockumentary Mystery 6. Expanding his repertoire, he started presenting soon after. His first stint as a host was on Mnet's M! Countdown between 2005–08. He rose to prominence as a host on Strong Heart, winning the Best Newcomer Award (Variety) and Excellence Talk Show Award in the 3rd and 5th SBS Entertainment Awards respectively. Events he has hosted include the Golden Disc Awards, Dream Concert, and the Idol Star Athletics Championships since 2015. He has acted in series and films such as Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, Dream High, Salamander Guru and The Shadows, and Secret Queen Makers. While serving in the military, he was the recipient of the Newcomer Award for his portrayal of Miss Kim for The Promise at the 7th Daegu International Musical Festival. (Full list...)

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Willie wagtail

The willie wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and eastern Indonesia. It measures about 19–21.5 cm (7+128+12 in) in length. The willie wagtail is insectivorous and spends much time chasing prey in open habitat. Its common name is derived from its habit of wagging its tail horizontally when foraging on the ground. Aggressive and territorial, the willie wagtail will often harass much larger birds such as the laughing kookaburra and wedge-tailed eagle. It has responded well to human alteration of the landscape and is a common sight in urban lawns, parks, and gardens. It is widely featured in Aboriginal folklore around Australia and New Guinea in a variety of roles, from stealer of secrets and liar to a good omen for successful crops.

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