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Bird

1. Orig, a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird. (Shak) The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes. (Tyndale (Matt. Viii. 20))

2. (Science: zoology) a warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See aves.

3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.

4. A girl; a maiden. And by my word! the bonny bird in danger shall not tarry. (Campbell) Arabian bird, the phenix. Bird of jove, the eagle. Bird of Juno, the peacock. Bird louse, a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), usually winged.

Origin: oe. Brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, as. Bridd young bird.


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Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... shape passing by above them, advancing along a trajectory that makes a right angle to the length of the shape, because it looks like a big gliding bird, even though they still don't know about raptorials.

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:59 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... mammalian characteristics (no DNA in red blood cells, in/out lungs, hair, live birth, etc). Although there are many species of bat not one has a bird characteristic (feathers, bill, eggs etc). How does creationism explain this? Descent from a common ancestor is a natural explanation. What is ...

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by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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Species of fish and grasshoppers in 2 anthromes

... link below)? Thanks a lot in advance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmE8ScpIFD4 change in settings for 1080p HD If anyone knows the bird species too it would be amazing

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by pleasehelpme
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Species of fish and grasshoppers in 2 anthromes
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