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Re: Hadrosaur nesting strategy...(was Re: The Life of Birds
> Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 09:04:41 -0400 (EDT)
> From: John Bois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: B.Dol@skn.sc.philips.com
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Hadrosaur nesting strategy...(was Re: The Life of Birds
> On Thu, 29 Jul 1999 B.Dol@skn.sc.philips.com wrote:
> > Maybe the surroundings allow for more and better hiding places and
> > camouflage making it more difficult for predators to actually find the
> > prey.
> > Maybe some other listmembers have some ideas about this too. This is,
> Extant big birds such as ostriches, avoid highly vegetated areas.
> Bertrand's book on Ostrich reprodyction claims this is due to higher
> predator density, and better camouflage for ambush (an ostrich can outrun
> just about anythiong if it knows it's being stalked. Basically, in my
> view, a goose's body plan is very unsuitable for laying in dense treed
> areas. They must depend on not being found. I really can't imagine a
> colony of geese nesting in a dense forest. And I am sure no such thing
> exists (since Ron didn't bite on my last claim, I'm getting a bit bolder,
> you see).
In this instance I was refering to birds in general and not geese. A
lot of other, smaller, birds migrate too. I can't imagine geese
nesting in acacia's either.