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Re: The Right-to-Left Shunt of Crocodilians Serves Digestion
Jeff Hecht writes:
Birds have lost the shunt capability present in crocodiles and reptiles (including snakes, some of which can eat meals bigger than their body weight).
How do lammergeiers manage to digest bones so quickly? Do they always have
super-acidic digestive juices ready in the stomach? It's said they can
swallow a long bone so that one end is still poking out of the beak while
the other is rapidly disolving.
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