diving bird

diving bird

[′dīv·iŋ ‚bərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any bird adapted for diving and swimming, including loons, grebes, and divers.
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Recall that the late Cretaceous flightless diving bird, Hesperornis, lived at the same time as these terrestrial feathered flightless fossils.
In an early design for a bird-themed exhibit area, we developed a diving bird zip line.
It was decided the report had been a false alarm with good intent possibly through the informant mistaking a diving bird for a swimmer.
Some people think the echoing call of the__OO__, a diving bird, sounds lonely or eerie.
I told them about the mallards and the grebe - a little diving bird - but they did not seem the sort of people who were interested in birds,' he said.
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The cormorant is a large diving bird that traditionally lived in and around rocky seashores.
The IQeye cameras broadcast full-color, close-up and ever-changing images of two Aquarium galleries, the Sex Change exhibit and the Diving Bird exhibit, live across the Internet.
See video of the diving bird or contact John Rezell at www.
Even in the warm seas of that region, a diving bird would have needed a significant layer of insulation to maintain its 39[degrees]C to 40[degrees]C body temperature, which is a couple of degrees warmer than a person's normal body temperature.
These and other skeletal characteristics have led most evolutionary biologists to group grebes with loons, another diving bird, says S.
No diving birds were observed in the designated bird safety zone area during the blast.