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Rebound for bird on edge of extinction | Phys.org

July 15, 2022

[Posted by Chuck Almdale]

Plains Wanderer (Phys.org | Photo: Owen Lishmund)

A recent survey in northern Victoria uncovered a record number of Plains Wanderers—small, quail-like birds that live only in eastern Australia grasslands, and represent an ancient lineage of birds that evolved in Gondwana more than 100 million years ago.

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At the end of the linked article, you’ll see an area that says “Explore Further.”
Click the link there to go to “New Zealand fossils reveal new bird species.”
And at the end of that article, click the link to go to “Ancient seabird discovery suggests Paleogene bird diversification.”
Do this again for “Scientists get first full look at prehistoric New Zealand penguin” – a six foot tall bird.
Fascinating stuff.

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