Norwegians find 4200 year old Redwing

Scientists in my ancestral home have found a 4200 year old Redwing. The same species of Thrush which is a rarity here. One such bird has returned to Victoria for 3 years now. The bird they found in Norway was perfectly preserved in glacial ice and all of its organs were intact. Scientists will study the bird and look for any diseases and/or parasites. They will compare the effects of climate change and note any changes in DNA between modern Redwings and this stone-aged bird. This will help them to see if there is any differences in the food they consumed etc. It will be interesting to see how the species has changed and evolved over time.

You can read the article and listen to the radio interview HERE

Cool find.

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