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Archaeopteryx was black


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,352 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Manach

    Well, I can now well image it lurking in a local rookery.
    Quick google on modern bird colouration returned this article.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula

    This makes it a prehistoric crow. Gonna be looking to the skies in future.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor

    Let's not jump to conclusions, just because the wing feathers were black doesn´t mean the rest of the animal was. It may even be that the wing feathers themselves weren´t even fully black...

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean

    I like to colour in the wing feathers black and write TBC elsewhere.