Transgendered Bellbird Discovered in New Zealand

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New Zealand bellbird, Anthornis melanura, Image: Richard Ashurst/Flickr

Biologists have uncovered a spotted New Zealand bellbird (Anthornis melanura) in Karori’s Zealandia eco-sanctuary that exhibits features and behavior of both male and female members of the species.

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Cretaceous Period Sankofa Pyrenaica Fossilized Eggs Are Unusually Shaped

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High in the Pyrenean mountains of Spain, paleontologists found hen-shaped dinosaur eggs sticking out of ancient sandstone. The eggs, that date back to 70 million years, were laid by a yet unknown dinosaur, which paleontologists speculate was a small meat-eater. They think that it stood on the blurry divide between birds and dinosaurs.

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Patterns of Flocks of Starlings Mathematically Behave How Magnets Would Move

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Starlings, a small to medium-sized passerine bird in the family Sturnidae, achieve extraordinary coordination in flight and they behave mathematically as metals being magnetized. A new study published its findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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