Topic: Bird evolution

Oldest Known Squawk Box Reveals Dinosaurs Likely Didn’t Sing

Oct. 12, 2016

The oldest known vocal organ of a bird has been found in an Antarctic fossil of a relative of ducks and geese that lived during the age of dinosaurs. The find advances research on sounds dinosaur may, and may not, have made.

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Expedition to Antarctica Will Search for Dinosaurs and More

Feb. 1, 2016

An international team of researchers is traveling to Antarctica to search for fossils that will reveal how life developed on the now-frozen continent after nonavian dinosaurs were wiped out. 

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Fossilized Giant Penguin Reveals Unusual Colors, Sheds Light on Bird Evolution

Sept. 30, 2010

Paleontologists have unearthed the first extinct penguin with preserved evidence of scales and feathers. The 36-million-year-old fossil from Peru shows the new giant penguin's feathers were reddish brown and grey, distinct from the black tuxedoed look of living penguins.

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