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66 million-year-old bird fossil is the oldest squawk box ever found

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be a bird that lived beside T. rex.
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The oldest known vocal organ of a bird has been found in an Antarctic fossil of a relative of ducks and geese that lived more than 66 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs.

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