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Re: Did Feathers Evolve for Dispaly? We Still Don't Know!

On Fri, Jan 29th, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Mickey Rowe <mickeyprowe@gmail.com> wrote:

> You [Michael Erickson] say "orange and white banded
> coloration would serve purposes of camouflage just as well".  And
> you know this how?

Such a colour scheme seems to work for red pandas.

Orange and white coat patterns are quite common in modern animals - and 
although they seem to 
scream 'here I am' to us colour visioned beasties when the animals are out in 
the open (especially 
against green grass), they can be surprisingly difficult to spot in any sort of 
cover or dappled shade.


Dann Pigdon
GIS Specialist                         Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj