No, the use if the term slanders the ingenuity of an earlier time. You hypothesis about anatomy is almost laughable. I suppose wood ducks could take steroids and beef up their abs and biceps, but they dont. This thread was about a FORM needing to be modified for certain flight positions. Pure bullship. To get your woodie to pitch in, what "soft tissue" did you alter on that form? Same question on taking off, flying, or standing. Bird guys tend to be strange anyway and "bird brain" is a title many have earned, but this ain't rocket science.