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Re: Nesting birds (was RE: Marsupial forelimbs... or rather hindlimbs)

At 08:33 AM 27/11/2007, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
Tinamous, ratites, galliforms (basally), and anseriforms (basally) seem to
all be ground nesters.

A number of Anseriformes (eg all whistling-ducks Dendrocygninae, wood ducks Aix, and many diving ducks) nest in tree cavities.

Ronald Orenstein
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