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John Hutchinson in tomorrow's Nature

Nature 426, 777 - 778 (18 December 2003); doi:10.1038/426777a  
"Biomechanics: Early birds surmount steep slopes"


"John R. Hutchinson is at the Structure and Motion Laboratory, Royal Veterinary 
College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK. e-mail: jrhutch@rvc.ac.uk"

"Even before they can fly, some young birds can run up vertical surfaces by 
using their wingbeats to add traction to their legs. Such behaviour may be 
relevant to understanding the origin of avian flight."