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Re: Feathers as fossilized behaviour
>First, what about birds with downy feathers, like (if I recall
>the kiwi? Do they require grooming?
>Second, what about the large secondarily flightless predatory birds of
>Tertiary? They would presumably have problems similar to 'feathered
>dinosaurs' in maintaining feathers. Have feather remains been found
>them? If so, what type of feathers?
>-- Jeff Hecht
What about a more specialized feather covering like penguins have?
Perhaps an oily coating like ducks have to repel water (or in this case:
blood). Don't know if this would be possible.
My 2 cents.
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