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The Namaqua Sandgrouse: The Bird That Will Help Make Better Water Bottles 

The Namaqua sandgrouse, known in Afrikaans as the kelkiewyn, is unique, as the male sandgrouse can absorb water using their belly feathers, according to research by Professors Jochen Mueller and Lorna Gibson of Johns Hopkins University. This discovery explains how and why these birds evolved to carry this skill. Because of their recent findings, they ...

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The Namaqua Sandgrouse.