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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.
http://mansionapartmentshackhouse.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/redpanda.jpg

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.

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