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Re: Phorusrhacids killing large mammals in National Geographic Channel

As a point of interest, this is how Shrikes kill prey. They have a hook/"tooth" on the upper bill that does the job.


Raptorial Talon wrote:
I'm not too well versed in biomechanics, but any chance that the beak
could have been adapted (or at least used) for slipping in between
vertebrae and snapping the spine along the neck or back?

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