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Earliest known seed-eating perching bird discovered in Fossil Lake, Wyoming

February 7, 2019 - General

Most of the birds you’ve ever seen–sparrows, finches, robins, crows–have one crucial thing in common: they’re all what scientists refer to as perching birds, or “passerines.” The passerines make up about 6,500 of the 10,000 bird species alive today. But while they’re everywhere now, they were once rare, and scientists are still learning about their origins. In a new paper in Current Biology, researchers have announced the discovery…

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