Monday, May 20, 2013

Flying vs. Diving in Birds

A new study examining diving seabird species murres (Uria lomvia) and cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) finds these birds possess the most energetically inefficient wings for flight, concluding that flightless birds such as penguins lost their ability to fly as the adaptations for an aquatic lifestyle are unsuitable to maintain flight.

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