[Tweeters] What's old is new again: newly discovered songbird family is ancient

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 05:25:08 PST 2014


hello everyone,

i just finished writing a story about a really interesting study that
discovered not just a new bird species, nor a new bird genus, nay, my
birdie friends, this study discovered an entirely NEW bird family! well,
it's new to us. in fact this "new" bird family is anything but .. it's the
oldest known family of birds within the passerida radiation! read more more:

big URL:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2014/mar/06/new-bird-family-elachura-evolution-taxonomy

dinky URL:

http://gu.com/p/3navv/tw

i also include an audio file so you can listen to its song.

cheers,

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