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Prehistoric Birds - Dinosaurs - About.com
Bird evolution commenced with the small, feathered theropods of the Jurassic period, and after these dinosaurs went extinct, birds spread to fill every available ...
Prehistoric Birds A to Z - Dinosaurs - About.com
Profiles of the prehistoric birds that lived alongside--and succeeded--the dinosaurs.
Prehistoric Bird Pictures - Dinosaurs - About.com
The first birds evolved during the late Jurassic period, and went on to become one of the most successful and diverse branches of life on earth. Here are pictures ...
Dodo Bird - About.com Prehistoric Birds
For hundreds of thousands of years, beginning in the Pleistocene epoch, this squat, plump, flightless, turkey-sized prehistoric bird grazed contentedly on the ...
Thunder Bird (Dromornis) - About.com Prehistoric Birds
Unlike these other giant birds of prehistoric times, which (because of their lack of natural defenses) succumbed to hunting by early human settlers, the Thunder ...
Confuciusornis - About.com Prehistoric Birds
One of a series of spectacular Chinese fossil discoveries made over the past 20 or so years, Confuciusornis was a true find: the first identified prehistoric bird ...
Pelagornis - About.com Prehistoric Birds
One of the enduring mysteries of natural history is why the flying prehistoric birds of the Cenozoic Era never quite matched the size of the pterosaurs, or flying ...
Terror Bird (Phorusrhacos) - About.com Prehistoric Birds
One of the amusing facts about the eight-foot-tall, 300-pound Phorusrhacos is that this prehistoric bird has gone by an unusually large number of now- outmoded ...
Elephant Bird (Aepyornis) - About.com Prehistoric Birds
At 10 feet tall and close to half a ton, Aepyornis was certainly one of the biggest prehistoric birds of all time; its eggs alone were over 100 times bigger than ...
Argentavis - About.com Prehistoric Birds
A prehistoric bird the size of Argentavis presents some difficult issues, chief of which is how it managed to launch itself off the ground and keep itself in the air.