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Birds are marvelous creatures -- most are able to fly and all of them are quite beautiful and graceful in their own habitat. Whether a hummingbird, a hawk or a handsaw ... no, wrong book or a penguin, birds are unmistakable when seen.


How long have birds been here on the planet (that we are aware of, anyway, going by fossil remains)?


Here's some basic information that I found about birds and when they first showed up here:

Archaeopteryx, sometimes referred to by its German name, Urvogel, is a genus of bird-like dinosaurs. The name derives from the ancient Greek ἀρχαῖος, meaning "ancient", and πτέρυξ, meaning "feather" or "wing".
Lived: 150.8 million years ago - 125.45 million years ago (Tithonian - Barremian)
Mass: 1.8 – 2.2 lbs (Adult)
Length: 1.7 ft. (Head to tail)
Speed: 4.5 mph (Maximum, Running)
Age: 150 million years

Length: 1.7 ft. (Head to tail)
Mass: 1.8 – 2.2 lbs (Adult)
This is a photo of one of the earliest known fossils -



If you look closely, you can see the outlines of what appear to be feathers



Different artists have given their rendition of what the bird looks like if it were around today.

Would it have something of a camouflage nature?


Or would it be more brightly colored?




Would it have the plumage of a Norwegian Blue Parrot? Or maybe the coloring of a Fwooper, who may be orange, pink, lime green or yellow?


What do you think the Archaeopteryx would look like?  Color this image and post below.



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