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This adorable lil baby bird was perfectly preserved in amber for 99 million years

A Cretaceous-era cutie.
amber bird

The chick and the dead.

Xing et al, Gondwana Research 2017

An ancient piece of amber is helping scientists figure out what birds looked like back when other dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. A recent study in Gondwana Research presents a tiny chunk of Burmese amber—fossilized tree resin—with an even tinier time traveler locked away inside. Some 99 million years ago

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