Monday, June 01, 2020

bird watching

Open Archive Day

Birds are all over the place at this time of the year, even in the latest feature to emerge from behind the great paywall, so if you want to read up about the evolution of the weirdness and wonderfulness of our feathered dinosaur friends, you can do so for free:

How birds evolved to be different

As the birds surviving the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous were small animals with fragile skeletons, very few fossils of this important phase in their evolution are known. This is an unidentified bird species from the Fossil Butte Member in southwestern Wyoming, USA. (Photo: Mira Mechtley (CC BY-SA 2.0).)

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