Seagull had Hairy Armpits

Archaelogists digging near Plymouth have found what is believed to be the first evidence of a seagull with hairy armpits. The subject of bird-armpits has long been brushed aside by ornithologists and twitchers alike, considering it to be an unimportant subject for study. ‘Despite the fact that they do not have arms, the pits are nevertheless there and do actually get quite smelly on long flights,’ says professor Eugine Zonk of Sevenoaks University. The fossilised bird which was comparable in both size and weight to modern seagulls would have been a poor flier. Experts believe that the hair may have evolved due to a lack of available nesting material in the area.

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Posted by on December 12, 2010. Filed under Haddock Animals, Haddock Science. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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