Feet of the Swiftie

To: "'Geoffrey Dabb'" <>, <>
Subject: Feet of the Swiftie
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 12:28:14 +1000

Oh yeah!  Well the little grassbird can do the splits too!





From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Saturday, 4 September 2010 10:31 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Feet of the Swiftie


Not much of a day for outdoor birdwatching, so another look at the Swift Parrots of yesterday.  One of the interesting things about these little birds is their gymnastic ability.  They seem to be able to adapt to any foliage configuration to get at a feed.  In the below composition I have marked with violet arrows the feet positions of 4 feeding birds.



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