Climate change could be behind growth of bird's wing length, researchers say

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Scientists believe the rapid growth of the wing length of a common Western Australian bird could be due to climate change.

The University of Notre Dame research found the wings of ringneck parrots — commonly called twenty-eights — had increased by four to five millimetres over the past 45 years.

Professor Dylan Korczynskyj said the growth could be attributed to climate change because the extremities of animals in the hottest climates tend to be longer.

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