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The REAL angry Birds: Archaeologists find most aggresive giant birds


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Researchers from London's Natural History Museum have discovered that the small 'musket ball' knobs found in the wings of the now extinct solitaire bird were used for fighting. This artist's impression shows what the pair of solitaires would have looked liked when fighting over territory in Anse Francois valley on the island of Rodrigues. The birds became extinct at the end of 1700s
  • Researchers from London's Natural History Museum have discovered that the small 'musket ball' knobs found on the wings of the now extinct solitaire bird were used for fighting
  • It is thought that the knobs were a result of fighting and the Mauritian birds then evolved so the knobs developed naturally
  • The solitaires became extinct at the end of the 1700s but were genetically similar to modern-day pigeons

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2330392/The-REAL-angry-Birds-Archaeologists-aggresive-giant-birds.html#ixzz2UGWCOQjc

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