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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 -

 

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

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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?

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Or would it be more brightly colored?

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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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