Wonderchicken

Congratulations to Christ's Fellow Dr Daniel Field, co-author of the research announcing the discovery of the oldest fossil yet found of a modern bird, a diminutive creature about half the size of a mallard duck.

Dubbed the Wonderchicken, the remains were found in rocks dating to about 66.8m to 66.7m years ago, revealing that the bird was active shortly before the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 66m years ago.

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