As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The evolution of migration: Ancestral songbirds headed south for the winter

Date:
August 4, 2014

Source:
Field Museum

Summary:
To scientists, long distance migration still holds many mysteries, one of which is: Where did migration begin and how did it evolve? This question has long been a debated topic among scientists, but thanks to new research, we may have an answer for one of the largest groups of migratory birds.

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