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Flamingo

Flamingo

Origin: sp. Flamenco, cf. Pg. Flamingo, Prov. Flammant, f. Flamant; prop. A p.pr. Meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its colour. See flame.

(Science: zoology) Any bird of the genus phoenicopterus. The flamingoes have webbed feet, very long legs, and a beak bent down as if broken. Their colour is usually red or pink. The American flamingo is P. Ruber; the European is P. Antiquorum.


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The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox

Wait.... So a Utah Raptor didn't give birth to a flamingo? That just doesn't make sense.

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by papa1983
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:12 am
 
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Re: evolution - in the details

Again and again we see species that are perfectly attuned to their environments. Flamingo's in Africa have thick leather on their legs which protects them from an acidic lake where they lay their eggs. Other birds would be disabled by these liquids. Ok, well talk ...

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by FOFO
Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:57 pm
 
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evolution - in the details

... follow this through to a conclusion? How did they get there? Again and again we see species that are perfectly attuned to their environments. Flamingo's in Africa have thick leather on their legs which protects them from an acidic lake where they lay their eggs. Other birds would be disabled ...

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by hybriddevil
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:15 am
 
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Topic: evolution - in the details
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