longevity of birds

Subject: longevity of birds
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 04:29:50 +0000
The other thing to remember about longevity is that with birds almost all individuals die in the first year, or few years of life. Once a bird has survived this period it has acquired all the skills it needs, and has every chance of living to the near the longest possible span for that species.

All the birds we see around, except for the period after breeding, are the old, smart ones.

Human societies used to be like that too!

John Leonard (Dr)
PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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