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Post by Kaere on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:16 pm

Not really...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/biggest-flying-bird-ever-gets-identified-from-fossil-1.2698978

The biggest flying bird that ever lived had double the wingspan of today's biggest flying bird, the royal albatross.

The royal albatross, with a wingspan of 3.5 metres, is mere pigeon compared to an astonishing extinct bird called Pelagornis sanders, identified by scientists on Monday from fossils unearthed in South Carolina. The bird lived 25 to 28 million years ago and boasted the largest-known avian wingspan in history, about 6.1 to 7.4 meters.

That approaches the wingspans of ultralight airplanes and hang glider, which are in the range of 8.5 to 9 metres.

Size alone did not make the bird unique. It had a series of bony, tooth-like projections from its long jaws that helped it scoop up fish and squid along the eastern coast of North America.
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Post by Rogue on Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:52 am



Trust you, and ya seagulls!!  Laughing 
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Post by X on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:05 am

Can you imagine the skies back then....we would be mere rodents living under ground

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Post by Kaere on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:12 am

lol Rogue...

Little so and so's!

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Post by Kaere on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:14 am

Whitty, I know, right? I'd be inclined to give up my fries a whole lot easier.
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:52 pm

Mr.W wrote:Can you imagine the skies back then....we would be mere rodents living under ground

Troglodites Mr.W?

I will never see a seagull in the same light again!

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Post by Marilyn7 on Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:26 pm

@Rockhopper wrote:
Mr.W wrote:Can you imagine the skies back then....we would be mere rodents living under ground

Troglodites Mr.W?

I will never see a seagull in the same light again!

Tim.
You and me both lol ! I always think of them like on Nemo...mine..mine. lol
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