The wandering interests of JamaOwl

Relationships of Birds

KQED Science has a very interesting article about bird relationships and their evolution.  Scientists have been decoding the genome of 48 species of birds and looking comparing the genes of them.  They have discovered a lot of interesting information.

Things like:

Birds use some of the same genes to sing that humans use to speak.

A lot of bird species developed shortly after the dinosaurs died.

The ancestor of birds lost it’s teeth before it evolved into a bird.

Take a look at the article.  I would like to know all the things they have learned.  The article just wet my curiosity.


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