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RE: Ah ha! That's where therizinosaurs came from



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Don Ohmes
>
> It should be noted that here in the SE US, turkeys roost in 
> trees nightly, usually over or near water (i.e., in swampy areas).
> 
> They seem to prefer pines, the taller the better, and 
> although the males will sometimes gobble on the roost until 
> very late at night in the Spring, I have never seen a turkey 
> off the roost at night, barring nesting hens.
> 

Not uncommon at all in big galliforms. Peacocks actually go up into the trees 
in order to roost at night, too.

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