Re: Urban Bush Thickknees on knees in birds.

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Re: Urban Bush Thickknees on knees in birds.
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:43:42 +1000

It is called the knee in my ornithological anatomy texts, so no, I suppose there isn't.

Carl Clifford

On 19/04/2008, at 5:55 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
I asked for that, didn't I? What I meant was "Forgetting the question of whether birds have knees".

Greg did say "Birds don't have knees and the joint that is equivalent to the knee in humans is well hidden by feathers". Is there any technical reason why this joint shouldn't be called a knee, despite it being the equivalent of one?

Peter Shute

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