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Re: Dino Feathers

> Has anyone ever considered the use of feathers on Archaeopteryx and previous
> birds for basking?  By that I mean I have seen any number of small and large
> birds extending their wings so as to catch the maximum amount of
> sunlight--and on some of the hottest days of summer

I'm no expert on this, but is it possible that they are trying to 
cool themselves by producing a large shadow and allowing any breeze 
to flow closer to the body?  Just a thought.