Hi Gary, Peter et al.
I'm not sure that's totally right, although a lot of passerines do hop and most
(?all) non-passerines walk. However, some passerines do walk/run, pipts being a
good example. Australian Magpie, crows and ravens are also passerines as far as
I know and all walk, so there are quite a few exeptions, although perhaps it
works OK as a general rule
Nice to hear the cyclone has turned up some interesting birds, too!
> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:53:50 +1030
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Re: [B-Aus] love that cyclone!
> I didn't see or don't recall. However, all passerines(songbirds) hop and
> all non-passerines walk. I am sure someone will correct me if I am
> wrong(which I am certainly entertaining as a possibility) I am also
> assuming Horsefield's Bronze-cuckoo is a passerine. Where is Peter
> Slater's field guide when you need one!
> 2009/12/22 Peter Shute <>
> > Gary, did you notice how the Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoos moved on the
> > ground? If so, did they walk or hop?
> > I would have assumed they would hop, being mostly seen in trees, but I once
> > thought I saw one running and so initially thought it was a pipit. I
> > couldn't see its legs because of some grass in the foreground, so I've been
> > wanting to confirm it.
> > Peter Shute
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