Posts Tagged ‘feathers’

A Colorful Past

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
dinosaurs, birds, mammals, color, melanin, melanosomes, maniraptoran, feathers, flight

When did color explode on the scene?

Birds Built for Speed

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
hummingbirds, swifts, birds, wings, speed, fossils, green river formation, feathers, melanosomes

An ancestor of hummingbirds and swifts had very small wings.

Head-Spinning Birds

Friday, February 1st, 2013
Screen shot 2013-02-01 at 4.28.23 PM

Our science news round-up– How do owls spin their heads? Why do some pigeons sport fancy hairdos? How do homing pigeons get home?

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