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  • These night-flying predators provide essential services to people and ecosystems by keeping insect populations in check.

    What's Killing Millions Of American Bats?

  • I at first mistook it for a night-flying hummingbird.

    le mot juste - French Word-A-Day

  • That practice not only showers the sky with excess photons, it also wastes electricity and disorients night-flying birds, which have crashed fatally into illuminated structures in a phenomenon known as tower kill.

    Want to see better? We'd have to turn out the lights.

  • Syria's military ties with the Soviet Union were consolidated in the 1950s, during which time future president Hafez Assad travelled to Moscow in 1958 to take a night-flying course on Russian MiGs.

    James Denselow: From Russia with Love

  • A view of the moon and stars, or the grandeur of a storm-tossed sky shot with luminous streaks, that were the night-flying ships of the government lines, was theirs for the asking.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • Led by Rear Admiral Matthew Gardner, they fielded specially trained night-flying air groups.

    Whirlwind

  • Without being aware of it, his eyes slowly grew as tired as the rest of his body and he fell into a soft, deep sleep serenaded by the dull cooing of giant walking ferns, night-flying reptiles, and a pool full of harmonizing water bugs who managed a marvelous imitation of what sounded like the journey movement from Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Inside, everything was shaded red by the special night-flying lights in the cargo area.

    REY MYSTERIO BEHIND THE MASK

  • Most endotherms are homeotherms, but by definition, some large reptiles (crocodiles and some of their extinct relatives-dinosaurs), as well as some large fish (tuna) and night-flying moths, are considered endotherms, because of the metabolic activity of skeletal muscles that generate large amounts of heat.

    Endotherm

  • And moths get a bad rap ... the whole night-flying thing.

    caterpillar in a hurry

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