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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After they shared their mysterious find with paleontologists at Hokkaido University, brothers Masatoshi and Yasuji Kera found they had discovered an iconic marine diving bird of the late Cretaceous, found often in the Northern Hemisphere but rarely in Asia.
After sharing their mysterious find with paleontologists at Hokkaido University, brothers Masatoshi and Yasuji Kera later learned the skeletal remains were that of an iconic marine diving bird from the Late Cretaceous Period, one that is often found in the Northern Hemisphere but rarely in Asia.
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."
No, it's not a fish-eating, diving bird, it's an innovative watercraft that combines solar and electric power, which extends the boat's daily range to 50-plus miles at its top speed of 8 knots.
'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.
There are some signs of haste: thus, Escripture (DA 75) has a wider sense than just 'Scripture'; sachant (DA 238) is part of sachier; plungion (DA 711) means a 'diving bird'.
She explains the diving bird's physical characteristics, its mating and feeding habits, and its role in the culture and mythology of native people of British Columbia.
Emperor penguins hold the world's record for the deepest diving bird. When looking for fish, these jumbo-sized penguins can dive more than 850 feet (255 m) deep.
The cormorant is a large diving bird that traditionally lived in and around rocky seashores.
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See video of the diving bird or contact John Rezell at www.EugeneMeRaz@mac.com.