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Re: Dromornithids and size limits.
Eric Martichuski wrote:
> However, once a bird gives up the "flight niche" for
> whatever reason, those wings become almost useless. Penguins managed to
> turn them into flippers, but ostritches, emus, rheas, cassowaries, kiwis,
> dodos and other purely terrestrial birds have pretty much written off two of
> four apendages.
Ostriches still use their wings to assist in turning while running. Don't know
about the others.Jim