Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1394
persnickety, ortolan, abdicate, proliferate
Soon after he returned from his excursion and announced that the Ortolan, a small European migratory bird, “is now proliferating in the Antarctic tundra, where it enjoys a warm relationship with local penguins,” his colleagues, persnickety fact-checkers all, savaged the assertion, and thereby deflated his entire scientific reputation, forcing him to abdicate the title of Chief Ornithology Resident at the Greater Pleasantville Asylum.
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