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RE: Yet more on pterosaur quad arm posture
> OK, my incredule, here is a flightless Weka (Gallirallus australis) in a
> And, as I say, chicks and pinioned birds that can't fly do it too.
Let me just quote from what it says under the photo:
"Wekas really aren't meant to be off the ground, and the best part was when
this particular one kept falling off the branch. I saw this silly bird on Ulva
Island, a small island in a bay of Stewart Island."
"The tree was more of a large shrub, and it hopped up from branch to branch."
Seriously, this does not count as climbing.
> Of course Strigops does as well, but it is zygodactylous, after all.
It's a parrot. Parrots _are_ good climbers.