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Swimming Birds Evolved Rudder-like Tail To Dive For Food
2014-02-27 15:43:42

PLOS The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style, according to a paper published in PLOS ONE on February 26, 2014 by Ryan Felice and Patrick O'Connor from Ohio University. Birds use their wings and specialized tail to maneuver through the air while flying. It turns out that the purpose of a bird's tail may have also aided in their diversification by allowing them to use a greater variety of foraging strategies. To better understand the...

2006-11-29 12:00:40

By Steve Vantreese, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Nov. 29--The presence of fish-eating fowl on our area's huge lakes is greatly increased nowadays. Two species of water birds are highly notable because they have come seemingly out of nowhere in recent years to represent a significant presence on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley -- double-crested cormorants and white pelicans. The snaky-necked cormorants have gone from a rarity to regulars on the lakes. They are diving birds, black as adults and...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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