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RE: How Pelicans learn to fish
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Mike Habib
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 7:21 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: How Pelicans learn to fish
> The only diving birds that fold back the wings in a "knife"
> position are gannets and boobies (i.e. sulidae). Pelicans
> actually don't tuck their wings all that far back on dives; I
> doubt it's beyond the normal joint excursion for a modern bird.
And I can tell you from experience (having been snorkling during bird feeding
featuring both boobies and pelicans): boobies dive
MUCH deeper as a consequence, while pelicans are mostly capturing near-surface
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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