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Re: Feathering in coelurosaurs
Matthew Bonnan wrote:
On the avian side of things, ostriches, emus, and other large
ground birds are relatively drab as well.
Cassowaries (_Casuarius_, three spp.) are brightly colored. These are big
ratite birds from northern Australia and New Guinea. The skin of the neck
and head is brightly colored, as are the wattles that hang from the head.
The wattles can be bright red. The skin of the face and throat may be blue
or purple, the hue changing from the face to the throat. Other colors
include green and yellow (such as the casque). The feathers are a glossy
There are nice pics at:
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