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.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Amazing footage shows incredibly well-preserved 99 million-year-old 'pancake bird' that lived at the time of the dinosaurs encased in amber

Tiny but 'most complete' bird fossil was found trapped in tree sap in Myanmar
A type of 'opposite birds', it lived in the Cretaceous Period alongside dinosaurs
The amber is extremely thin, hence the fossil is nicknamed the 'pandcake bird'
'Game-changing' discovery could shed light on the evolution of ancient birds
PUBLISHED: 12:21, 6 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44, 6 February 2018

Encased in a piece of amber, this tiny bird once lived alongside dinosaurs.
The incredible 'game-changing' bird fossil has been discovered trapped in tree sap in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, a region that is known for its amber deposits.
Dr. Xing Lida, who discovered the fossil, claimed the five-centimetre-long (2.4-inch-long) specimen is the most complete fossilised bird that has been found inside amber from the Cretaceous Period.

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