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Re: T.Rex Feather Skepticism

I believe that finfoots hatch very altricial, though the parents do take them in those wing-pouches of course..what about penguins and petrels by the way? Auks? Or don't they qualify as ground-birds? Kakapo also hatch altricial,as do ground and night parrots..hey! here we might have real altricial ground birds! Perhaps secretary birds could also be included?


From: "T. Michael Keesey" <keesey@gmail.com>
Reply-To: keesey@gmail.com
To: mhabib5@jhmi.edu
CC: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: T.Rex Feather Skepticism
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 20:35:26 -0700

On 9/14/05, Michael Habib <mhabib5@jhmi.edu> wrote:
> >
> Most domesticated barnyard birds are largely terrestrial, precocial
> forms (and generally galliform birds, specifically).

Which brings up an interesting question: are any ground birds altricial?

?Mike Keesey