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Re: burrowing birds. was: Orenstein's pedestrian arguments.

>On 25 Feb 97 14:30:00 EST, you wrote:
>>> I belive the pygmy owl of the Sonoran desert may be a (limited)
>>>  burrower.
>>>This animal does nest in burrows, however these are confiscated from other
>>>animals (i.e. rodents)...I'm not certain if the owls do any actual digging
>>If I am not mistaken, tortoises provide a lot of burrows for these
>>owls and other desert animals.
>However, Bank Swallows are true burrowing birds (dnosaurs).

        How about those petrels that tuataras nest with?  Who digs those?


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