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RE: Microraptor also ate fish
> Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:01:09 -0700
> >>>But I have often wondered why Microraptor remains are so abundant in lake
> >>>sediments. Of all the behavioral scenarios suggested for Microraptor, and
> >>>with all the encumbrance it is supposed to face from the leg feathers, the
> >>>aquatic ones have always seemed the most difficult to envision.<<<
Could Microraptors have plucked fish from the surface of the water, like
fishing bats and small shorebirds? Microraptors' learning curve might've been
harder, leading to all the fossils.
> If microraptor exploited stranded fish episodically, as in times of periodic
> drought, the long feathers might have tended to drown them frequently - even
> though they were useful on a daily basis.
The feathers were splayed out at all times, and couldn't be folded back against
the limb? (i always thought that was one of the earlier developments,