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Pitohui poison: from beetles?
It appears that the _Pitohui_, the New Guinea bird infamous for its toxic
feathers and skin, derives its poison from a diet that includes beetles of
the genus, _Choresine_. Columbian poison-dart frogs may likewise obtain
their batrachotoxins from the closely related beetles they consume. See
Relevance: dinosaurs are birds.
"Dino Guy" Ralph W. Miller III
Docent at the California Academy of Sciences
proud member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology