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Re: The Goth Bird Re: 3-D rendering of Anchiornis colors



If you want to see a bird with at least a similar head pattern, try the 
Red-crested Cotinga (Ampelion rubrocristatus): 
http://antpitta.com/images/photos/cotingas/gallery_cotingas.htm.  

 Ronald Orenstein
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON L5L 3W2
Canada




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From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu>
To: jstea003@odu.edu
Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Sun, February 7, 2010 2:56:23 PM
Subject: Re: The Goth Bird Re: 3-D rendering of Anchiornis colors

Ha ha ha HA ha! Ha ha ha HA ha! It's the Anchy Anchornis show!

James Stearns wrote:
> Oops, forgot to send this to the whole list:
>
> The colors have been mentioned as being similar to modern woodpeckers,
> so maybe there's an analogue there. In woodpeckers, by the way, the
> red crest is typically present most prominently in males and is either
> absent or reduced in females. With this in mind, scanning the other
> two Anchiornis specimens (the holotype and the one revealed at SVP)
> might be interesting to see if there are differences in crest
> coloration.
>


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