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2009-04-10 06:55:00

Persistent scientists using high-speed film have revealed one of the secrets of flight in birds and bees.  The researchers discovered that when birds, bats or insects make a turn, all they have to do is return to flapping their wings normally again and they straighten right out.  The findings surprised scientists who previously believed turning and stopping a more complex process. Tyson L. Hedrick of the University of North Carolina, the study's lead researcher, compared the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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