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2006-01-20 06:44:25

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Researchers say they want to conduct the first census of the American white pelican population in North America in about 25 years. "We have to learn more about them before we can effectively manage the species," said Ken Torkelson, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bismarck. The researchers are hoping to do a continentwide pelican count next year. "It's only a proposal at this point," Torkelson said Thursday. "There are a lot of hurdles." The...


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2006-02-21 16:25:08

The Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) is a member of the pelican family which lives on the west coast of South America, from Lobos de Tierra Island in Peru to Pupuya Islet in Chile. These birds are dark in color with a white stripe from the top of the bill, up to the crown and down the sides of the neck. Also, they have tufted feathers on the top of their heads. The main breeding season occurs from September to March. Females usually lay two or three eggs which are incubated for...

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bodacious
  • 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.'
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