News of the WeekBIRD EVOLUTION

Surprise Hummingbird Fossil Sets Experts Abuzz

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  07 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5672, pp. 810-811
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5672.810a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Experts thought hummingbirds had never flown in Eurasia. But fragile bones in 30-million-year-old rocks from southern Germany, described on page 861, show that hummingbirds were much farther-flung than anyone expected.