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Surprise Hummingbird Fossil Sets Experts Abuzz

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

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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.