Scientists hail climate change and evolution, at a stretch
Australia’s wild parrots, which are increasingly being exposed to some of the world’s highest temperatures, have evolved to grow longer wings to cope with the extra heat.
What extra heat?
Scientists at the University of Notre Dame Australia have found that the wings of ringneck parrots, which live in Western Australia, have grown by 4-5mm over the past 45 years.
Researchers claim the adaptation means the birds, commonly called 28s after their whistled “twen-ty-eight” call, have adapted so they can shed more heat when they fly.
These parrots have a life span of up to 50 years and commonly live 20 to 30 years thus they have supposedly evolved over one generation.
Darwin would be amused.