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Dipper (Water Ouzel)
  Cinclus mexicanus

* Amazing bird that walks and flies underwater for aquatic insects, which make up its entire diet.

* Heart rate immediately slows down when it puts its head underwater.

* Often nests behind a waterfall. Nest is a ball-like structure with an opening in the side.

* Like ducks, it molts all its flight feathers at once in the fall. It is flightless during this time.

  Photo copyright Robert Shanz Photo can be viewed at http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Birds/Dipper/20050524Dipper01.htm    

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