man-o'-war bird

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man-o'-war bird

 (măn′ə-wôr′)
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yet there are upland geese with webbed feet which rarely or never go near the water; and no one except Audubon has seen the frigate-bird, which has all its four toes webbed, alight on the surface of the sea.
Hence it will cause him no surprise that there should be geese and frigate-birds with webbed feet, either living on the dry land or most rarely alighting on the water; that there should be long-toed corncrakes living in meadows instead of in swamps; that there should be woodpeckers where not a tree grows; that there should be diving thrushes, and petrels with the habits of auks.
Adoption could be an important conservation strategy for breeding populations of magnificent frigate-birds, especially in regions with occurring environmental stresses or in colonies where productivity could fall below historical averages.