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Arboreal avians (was Re: Testing for arboreality)



In a message dated 6/2/2000 1:50:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
ptnorton@email.msn.com writes:

> Can anyone give me an
>  example of an extant "arboreal" avian?

Who said arboreal animals can't spend any time on the ground at all?  Even 
sloths come down to defecate, after all.

There are many types of birds that spend very little, if any, time on the 
ground: North American examples include chickadees, kinglets, bushtits, most 
wood warblers, tyrant flycatchers, etc., etc.

Nick P.