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Re: Of course nonavian dinosaurs could fly - duh

>> So... what scenarios for lifestyle are we left
>> with? The long legs seem to indicate a mostly
>> ground dwelling existence.

> A number of arboreal animals have elongated
> limbs, including some primates.

True, but Anchiornis certainly wasn't brachiating through the forest.  :-)

I really am trying hard to picture a lifestyle for these guys other than
feeding on the ground and roosting in trees, like a wild turkey.

Right now I'm looking at the color life restoration (gorgeous!) and the
way those hind wing feathers are extended (according to the
illustration). What's the latest thinking on the position of the legs
during flight in dinobirds?

-- Donna Braginetz