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How do these birds run on water?

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On a windswept lake in the Pacific Northwest, two black-and-white birds with uncanny red eyes drift, preening and bobbing, until with a splash, their bodies rise from the water—not to fly, but to run. Taking up to 20 steps a second, the two crook-necked birds race across the lake for several meters before diving into its depths. Often, they surface, find each other, and repeat the courting display, which is known as rushing.

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