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Jamaican 'ninja bird' used wings as nunchucks

• New Scientist
The wings of flightless birds usually shrink after they abandon flight. But a flightless ibis that lived on Jamaica until about 10,000 years ago turned its hand bones into miniature baseball bats to defend its territory and probably its young.

By avian standards, that is seriously weird. "No animal has ever evolved anything quite like this,"

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