Re: [DebunkCreation] Re: Franklin Graham
>> But I don't think they are very closely related, or are they?The genus _Haliaetus_. The ospreys (_Pandion_) is maybe only one species in
>Probably. The Bald Eagle is from a genus known as the fish-eagles.
>The Osprey isn't closely related, though, despite also being called a
>fish-eagle (remember kids, this is why scientists hate common names).
he whole world. It is not closely related to any other birds of prey.
>> Anyone knows? If they are not closely related, is there anyErh, wouldn't _black_ feathers allow them to dry more quicly, being more
>> particular reason why two fish-eating species would both evolve
>> very much the same colouration, or is it just a coincidence?
>I've heard a couple of ideas thrown forward to explain the
>white-headed-fish-eater types, but none of them sound convincing to
>me. One idea is that it "breaks up the bird-shape when seen from
>below". I don't buy this because I've seen them from below and it
>doesn't work. Another is that the white feathers allow the head to
>dry more easily, and the head is the only part that gets in the water.
heat-absorbent? And anyhow, both fish-eagles and ospreys mainly fish with
their feet which are featherless. I don't think _any_ birds of prey use
their beaks to capture their prey, they all use their feet. The beak is not
>A lot of water birds are white, though, without being prone toYes, many above-suface stalkers like egrets, herons and cranes are pale
>getting wet (it's the most common color for egrets, locally, just as
>one example), but anhinga and cormorants are black and get far, far
>more wet. Anhinga are famous for their needing to dry, and if white
>was all that useful a color, you wouldn't think they'd be black.
coloured, while underwater swimmers like anhingas, cormorants, auks and
dippers are dark.
- --- In DebunkCreation@yahoogroups.com, RAY PERREAULT <daganawidah@...>
>I never knew raccoons had musk glands. Learn something new everyday.
> \You have to know how to clean them. There are fuor musk glands
> which must be removed or else the flavor is terrible. And don't
> squeeze or rupture them, either.