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    Discovery: First Scientifically Confirmed Poisonous Bird

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    Discovery: First Scientifically Confirmed Poisonous Bird
    California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences
    Dr. Jack Dumbacher, Curator of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences, talks about his field expeditions to Papua New Guinea.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...