October 1991 – vol. 84, issue 10, pp 445–448 Opinions expressed in this feature are not necessarily those of 'British Birds'. The oldest bird. We hear from a Royal Society press release that Professor Sankar Chatterjee, a palaeontologist working at Texas Tech University in the USA, has discovered a new fossil 'protobird' which predates Archaeopteryx by at least 75 million years. The new find also gives new insight into the origins and early r... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.