Earliest Bird Embryo: Picture Gallery

Earliest Bird Embryo Pictures: Drawing of Bird From Dinosaur Era
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The earliest known fossil of an unhatched bird was announced on October 21, 2004. This drawing shows what the embryo might have looked like.

The large brain and feather sheets suggest that this species was hatched covered in down and able to move and feed independently.

Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller

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Illustration courtesy Zongda Zhang/Science
 
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