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Thousands Of Birds Crash Land In Utah Town
2011-12-16 05:56:57

Thousands of migrating Eared Grebes mistook the Utah town of Cedar City for a lake on Monday night during a snow storm, killing hundreds of the birds. The flock thought the town was a lake, and swooped in for a crash landing in streets and parking lots assuming they would land safely in the water.  Officials believe the birds did not compensate for landing on hard pavement. Residents said birds were falling out of the sky on Monday, crashing into lawns all over town. “They...

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Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus
2013-04-21 09:25:17

The Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) is an aquatic bird. It is the smallest member of the grebe family. It occurs in the New World from the southwestern United States and Mexico to Chile and Argentina, and also on Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles. It ranges in length from 21 to 27 cm and in weight from 112 to 180g. Just like all grebes, its legs are set far back on its body and it cannot walk well, though it is an excellent swimmer and diver. Small and plump,...

Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis
2012-03-22 19:46:47

The Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) also known as the dabchick, swan grebe, and swan-necked grebe, is a species of water bird found in western North America. They are commonly found in colonies numbering in the hundreds on large island lakes and sometimes along coastal marshes. Northern birds migrate west to coastal ocean in winter, while birds in the southwest and Mexico may be permanent residents. The Western Grebe is the largest North American grebe, measuring 22 to 29 inches...

Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2012-01-11 16:23:56

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), also known as the Giant Grebe, Giant Pied-billed Grebe, and Poc, is an extinct species of water bird. It was endemic to Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 5,600 feet above sea level. Before the bird became extinct, it was extensively studied by American ecologist Anne LaBastille for 25 years. Due to this, its decline is comprehensively known. The Atitlan Grebe reached a length of about 18 to 19.6 inches. Its appearance was similar to the...

2008-02-05 15:45:18

The Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae), is a tiny water bird common on freshwater lakes and rivers in greater Australia, New Zealand and on nearby Pacific islands. At 9.75 to 10.75 inches in length, it is one of the smallest members of the grebe family. Both sexes are dark brown above with a glossy-black head and neck and a striking chestnut facial stripe, extending from behind the eye to the base of the neck. The eye is yellow, with a prominent pale yellow face spot below....

2008-02-05 15:43:00

The Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), formerly known as the "˜dabchick', is the smallest European member of the grebe family and is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range. This bird breeds in small colonies in heavily vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe, much of Asia down to New Guinea, and most of Africa. Most birds move to more open or coastal waters in winter, but it is only migratory in those parts of its range where the waters freeze....

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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'