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RE: The Right-to-Left Shunt of Crocodilians Serves Digestion

Quoting "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>:

On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Hope, Sylvia wrote:

Birds lost it right about the time the first bird got up and tried to fly off
on a full stomach.

Well, this apparently does happen ;) but the examples I foud were for eagles

2-year-old bald eagle. Too gorged on food to fly away from us or the badgers that kept pestering him

Well, I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's a Red-tailed Hawk.

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