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Gorgeous Fossil Shows Ancient Bird With a Pair of Super-Sexy Tail Feathers – Gizmodo

Like a peacock with its dazzling plumage, this Cretaceous bird had fancy tail feathers that likely served to attract mates.

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Introducing Yuanchuavis, an extinct bird that lived 120 million years ago in what is now China. Its elaborate tail feathers appear to contain a mix of functional and decorative characteristics, scientists say, revealing new insights into the evolution of…

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