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Re: Penguins And Rexes
I don't know how unusual that is.
My budgies use their beaks for third limbs. Especially for climbing; and
in other situations where one could use four legs.
I've not seen any other birds using their beaks for limbs, but maybe I've
not watched them enough!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W. Travsky" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:49 PM
Subject: Penguins And Rexes
> Saw "March of the Penguins" earlier this week, and noted something I
> hadn't before about penguins (not unexpected when they're on screen
> in front of you for almost 2 hours).
> They had two ways of getting up when traveling on their bellies.
> One, obviously, pushing up on their flipper arms.
> The other was pushing up with their beaks, with no arm usage.
> So, question - In the past there's been mention in the list of how
> rexes got up, what with those tiny arms and all. I don't recall if
> anyone proposed pushing up with their jaws. That would seem like
> a lot of weight to raise. Do their jaws look sturdy enough to
> do that? Do their jaws show signs of being used in this fashion?