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December 05, 2019 - Popular Mechanics

Why Birds Are Getting Smaller

Why Birds Are Getting Smaller
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Birds are getting smaller, and scientists attribute it to climate change. University of Michigan researchers analyzed a data set measured from migrating birds over the last 40 years—over 70,000 birds in total—which shows that their bodies are getting smaller while their wings are getting bigger.

One scientist at Chicago’s Field Museum measured each of the 70,000 birds over 40 years.

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