American scientists have identified the fossil of a giant bird. This bird was found in Antarctica about five million years ago. Among the birds, the Wandering Albatross is called the largest flying bird in Los Angeles.
American scientists have identified a giant bird fossil discovered about five million years ago. The wings of this bird were 21 feet long. Fossils recovered in the 1980s in Antarctica represent the oldest giant members of an extinct group of birds that roamed the southern seas.
The Vandering albatross is said to be the largest flying bird among the birds that roam over the sea, and their wings can be the longest of any bird, up to 11 and a half feet. Called the pelagornithids, the birds filled a space similar to today’s albatrosses and roamed the Earth’s oceans widely for at least six million years.
Birds evolved after the dinosaurs died out
According to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, a second pelgornithid fossil, which is part of the jawbone, dates from around four million years ago. Peter Clois, a graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley in the United States, said: “ Our fossil discovery, which includes birds with a wingspan of five to six meters – about 20 feet – shows that the bird was actually extinct after the extinction of the dinosaurs. I grew up to a relatively large height and traveled the oceans for many years.
These birds flew over the sea for several weeks. Until then, the sea was not ruled by whales and seals. These birds wandered easily in the sea. This fossil also shows that Antarctica has become very hot since then. Penguin was born afterwards. Scientists said that Antarctica was a very rich and diverse region at this time.