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Re: T.Rex Feather Skepticism
At 11:35 PM 9/14/2005, T. Michael Keesey wrote:
are any ground birds altricial?
All of the Passeriformes are altricial, and many nest on the ground,
including birds, including most of the larks that are highly
terrestrial. In fact, with Passeriformes outnumbering all other
birds put together, I would suspect that the number of ground-nesting
birds with altricial young is quite high.
There are also ground-living woodpeckers, pigeons, and others besides
those mentioned, including some that nest there (or at least on
ledges or in crevices).
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