News tagged with modern birds

How dinosaur arms turned into bird wings

Although we now appreciate that birds evolved from a branch of the dinosaur family tree, a crucial adaptation for flight has continued to puzzle evolutionary biologists. During the millions of years that elapsed, wrists went ...

Sep 30, 2014
4.1 / 5 (20) 14

Prehistoric birds lacked in diversity

Birds come in astounding variety—from hummingbirds to emus—and behave in myriad ways: they soar the skies, swim the waters, and forage the forests. But this wasn't always the case, according to research ...

May 27, 2014
3.6 / 5 (5) 0

When dinosaurs flew

(Phys.org) —A team of paleontologists affiliated with USC Dornsife and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has determined that birds were capable of modern flight patterns much earlier than ...

Feb 05, 2014
4.9 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast