More bird pix uploaded

Click on any image for a better look. This is a broad-tailed hummingbird if the bird book is describing the same critter.

There has been a western tanager at the fruit feeder but no photos yet.

Here is a video of a roadrunner taking a dirt bath after visiting my wildlife waterer.

New research on maniraptoran dinosaurs, the group that includes Velociraptor and modern birds, shows that having a beak conferred a survival advantage by providing birds the ability to eat seeds. When animals around you are dying off in droves because meteor strike, this would have come in pretty handy by being able to exploit dwindling food resources. [PLOS Paleo Community]

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