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Submission + - The Earliest Bird to Sip a Flower (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: Researchers have unearthed the earliest evidence of a bird sipping nectar from a flower. The stomach contents of the 47-million-year-old fossil flyer—a long-extinct species of perching bird—include hundreds of grains of pollen. The ancient pollen grains are large and apparently clumped together readily, a clue that the plant that bore the flowers was pollinated by creatures and not by the wind.
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The Earliest Bird to Sip a Flower

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