Woooow!! That's very interesting!Nah the other way around. American Eagles are closer related to Afro-Eurasian Vultures.
Bird taxonomy is weird like that, because obviously they fly everywhere.
The weirdest then, is the fact the closest living relative of the extinct Elephant Birds (Aepyornithiformes) of Madagascar, the largest birds ever, is the tiny Kiwis of New Zealand (Apterygiformes). Which live around 2000 miles away, and across an ocean, a continent, and a sea.
From what I've read the prevailing theory is that the Ratites (the flightless birds) didn't evolve flightlessness until they'd reached their modern habitats.
Ayyy I saw one of these at a museum yesterday!
The forums are shit at handling photos lemme just post it somewhere
Hehe yeah!! It is a very funny and interesting coincidence!!Upon further inspection it actually looks like both of the photos were of the same display!
The displays in the background are the same. The Auk itself has been adjusted between photos though.
But yeah, I was there yesterday. It's Kelvingrove Museum, in Glasgow.
Funny coincidence, huh
It's a great museum. I posted most of the photos I took on my Amino!Woooow!! That's very interesting!
I didn't knew the aepyornis and the kiwi were related! My reaction was like :O
I have been always also curious about whybirds are classified in clades usually?
Hehe yeah!! It is a very funny and interesting coincidence!!
I just thought in the auk and decided to publish a pic of them!
I'm very happy for this! I want to visit the museum one day too!