Scientists have discovered a new species in the wild that has a unique way of eating its prey.
The bird uses a peculiar method of digestion that makes it able to survive and thrive on an ancient fossil.
The discovery is the first time scientists have found a new bird in the Americas, according to a statement by the National Wildlife Federation, a conservation group.
The new species, named Pachycynocephalus rufescens, is the result of an analysis of a fossil found in a rock quarry in northern New Mexico, said Jennifer Gentry, the group’s director of conservation research.
The fossils were unearthed in the 1870s in a cave near the town of Laredo, about 15 miles north of Albuquerque.
The scientists discovered the bird by analyzing the bones of a wing bone from the bird’s wing.
When the fossil was extracted from the rock, they found it contained a rare and unique bone called a chitin-rich osteoid, or chitinous bone, that is unique to the bird.
“We think this bone was a part of a primitive digestive system that would have helped the bird digest its food,” said Gentry.
The bird is a rare bird that was once common in the forests of the southwestern United States.
Scientists have been unable to identify its species or date when it evolved, which could explain why the fossil has remained in the cave.
Scientists have identified several new bird species across the Americas in recent years.
A bird found in Peru last year was the only species to survive its first appearance in the region.
The other species were also discovered in the same region.