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Great, We Now Have Poisonous Birds.

I have recently learned that we have been able to reverse engineer the flight of a bird.  This is amazing stuff, I know we are working on the mechanics of the hummingbird, though that might be a tough bird to mimic as a robot, so for now... here is our first oversized robot seagull.  This is truly spectacular, Enjoy.

But, why didn't I know that we had poisonous birds.  


Some of the best discoveries in science are completely serendipitous. Dr. Dumbacher discovered, quite by accident, that a common New Guinea bird uses potent poisons for protection -- a defense never before documented in birds. And that's just the beginning of the story... - California Academy of Sciences


Learning to Fly, and Poisonous Things.
Learning To Fly (1997 Digital Remaster)Learning To FlyLearning to Fly : Reflections on Fear, Trust, and the Joy of Letting GoJonathan Livingston SeagullA Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants: North America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guide)

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