Posted by: atowhee | July 10, 2017

BIRD EXPLOSION AFTER THE DINOSAURS WENT EXTINCT

Here’s story of a fossil find in the American Southwest that gives new insight into how birds diversified to fill environmental niches once the big lugs were out of the way.
The modern mousebird is one of the first species I saw when birding in Uganda where it is commonly in brushy areas and forest edges.
Here is a Speckled Mousebird in Uganda:SPECK MOUSEBIRD 4
The modern birds are the size of a Common Grackle and have long tails.

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