Monday, June 22, 2009

New dino-bird discovery...

National Geographic reports on a 110 million-year-old dinosaur that had a parrot bill and seemed to eat nuts and seeds.
If confirmed, Psittacosaurus gobiensis ("parrot reptile of the Gobi") and its close cousins would be the world's first known nut-eating dinosaur.

Also, some good news for the red-crowned parakeets.
The flourishing population on Raoul Island, 1000 km northeast of the North Island, is the first known example of kakariki breeding and nesting on the island since 1836.

Apparently, "Life will find a way."

Little Birdies! is moving through the publication process on schedule, so I'm still looking at a July release...

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