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Re: Animal Planet - Giants



Nick Gardner wrote:

Sadly, Corwin seems to support the Scavenger Hypothesis, as opposed to the Predator Hypothesis. He cites the large olfactory lobes that he feels are reminscient of vultures.

Hmmm... that doesn't sound right. Most vultures rely on sight, rather than smell, for detecting carcasses. Then again, vultures can fly, giving them a "birds-eye" view of the terrain.


Very few birds have a good sense of smell. Exceptions include kiwis, tubenoses, and a few species of vulture (e.g. turkey vulture).



Tim

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