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Re: Adaptive advantage (was Re: ABSRD BAND on Sinornithosaurus feathers)

Tom Hopp wrote:

what is the modern example of a jump-from-a-tree predator?

To answer this question another way: birds. Birds often sit in trees watching for prey below - then swoop. The early bird may catch the worm not by stomping around the ground, but by keeping an eye out from the vantage point of a comfy tree branch.



Timothy J. Williams

USDA/ARS Researcher
Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50014

Phone: 515 294 9233
Fax:   515 294 3163

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