Birds are avian dinosaurs

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Sometimes when I look at Blue Jays I think of velociraptors.

Birds are avian dinosaurs. Does everyone know that yet?

Audubon Magazine: The consensus is in: Birds are living dinosaurs. But how that epic evolutionary leap took place remains one of science’s greatest mysteries

Newsweek: Birds are dinosaurs, but how did they get here?

Nat Geo: Birds evolved from dinosaurs slowly – then took off

What blue jays look like….

jay

What blue jays think they look like…

velociraptor

To read:

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“Dinosaurs didn’t die out when an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what you thought you knew and journey into the deep, dark depths of the Jurassic. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex to a chicken? Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinosaurs developed flight and became the birds in our backyards.”

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