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Timberdoodle Denied

A federal judge dismissed a demand by the American Anti-Vivisection Society that the U.S. Department of Agriculture protect the timberdoodle, a woodcock that is “the world’s slowest flying bird,” whose 5 mph courtship display is 235 mph slower than a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

WASHINGTON — A federal judge dismissed a demand by the American Anti-Vivisection Society that the U.S. Department of Agriculture protect the timberdoodle, a woodcock that is “the world’s slowest flying bird,” whose 5 mph courtship display is 235 mph slower than a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

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