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Re: How Archaeopteryx specimens died and other news


> Birds used:
> Kornbeißer = Bavarian name for Kernbeißer(?), if so, a hawfinch =
> Coccothraustes coccothraustes

The name has nothing to do with 'corn'. The bird is called 'Kernbeißer'
in german, because he is able to crack the stone (Kern) of a cherry
with its beak (Beißer = 'biter'). :-)

Regards, Jürgen

                 Jürgen Peters
      Borgholzhausen, Deutschland
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