The discovery of a more than 66-million-year-old syrinx, the vocal organ of a bird, indicates that ancient birds living during the dinosaur age sang just like modern birds
From complex songs to simple honks, birds produce sounds using a unique vocal organ called the syrinx. Located close to the heart at the tracheobronchial junction, vocal folds or membranes attached to modified mineralized rings vibr...
More than 66 million years ago, a duck-size waterbird flew around the woods of ancient Antarctica, honking and calling to its mate with what is now the oldest discovered avian vocal organ on record, a new study finds.
A discovery of the sound-producing vocal organ known as the syrinx in a bird fossil from the end of the 'age of dinosaurs' highlights the anatomical basis for myriad aspects of avian social and behavioural evolution.
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be a bird that lived beside T. rex.