Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bird Flight Evolution

I'm still down in Cedar Falls, Iowa at an NSF Institute working on the topic of wind energy and it's impact on the environment but I have been trying to keep up on news and events.

The study of the evolution of bird flight is really interesting and new discoveries seem to pop up all the time.

A new study is reported in the latest issue of Live Science that looks at molt in a large fossil species. Apparently there is an interesting relationship between feather molt and maximum body size in birds.

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