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Which extinct ducks could fly?

We're all familiar with flightless birds: ostriches, emus, penguins -- and ducks? Ducks and geese, part of a bird family called the anatids, have...

Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu...

Biologists follow ‘fossilizable’ clues to pinpoint when mammal, bird and dinosaur...

Many mammals and birds are remarkable athletes; mice work hard to dig burrows for protection and sparrows fight gravity with each flap of their...

New prehistoric bird species discovered

A team of geologists at the University of Rochester has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million...

Keratin and melanosomes preserved in 130-million-year-old bird fossil

New research from North Carolina State University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Linyi University has found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation...

In bird feathers, scientists find hints about color of extinct animals

In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals, scientists are using X-rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers. The...

Research may help to discover the true colour of extinct animals

An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester has used state-of-the-art X-ray methods to analyse the chemistry of feathers of birds,...

Tracing the evolution of bird reproduction

What really did come first—the chicken or the egg? Birds' reproductive biology is dramatically different from that of any other living vertebrates, and ornithologists...

Beaked birds champions of the last mass extinction

A new study shows that teeth are not too good for you if you're a dinosaur trying to not go extinct. Around 66 million years...

Evolution of flight in birds

Research by post-doctoral fellow Alexander Dececchi challenges long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in birds. Furthermore, his findings raise the question of why...

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