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Re: Tyrannosaurid Growth Spurts

John Hunt wrote:
> Also, are any predatory birds known to tackle prey as large, or larger, than 
> themselves?

Wedge-tailed eagles (a member of the golden eagle family) in Australia
will attack animals of greater mass than themselves (small wallabies,
kangaroo joeys). Of course they are incabable of flying off with their
kill if it weighs much more than they do. Wedgies tend to spend a lot of
time scavenging from larger carcasses anyway, and you will often see
them by the roadside feeding on road-kill 'roos.


Dann Pigdon
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