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Tiny bird beats T-Rex for the strongest bite

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Tyrannosaurus rex was just a little nipper compared with a bird from the Galapagos islands that weighs 33 grams, research has revealed.

Pound-for-pound, the bite of the Galapagos large ground finch is 320 times more powerful than that of its eight-tonne distant dinosaur cousin.

Scientists made the discovery after using supercomputers to analyse the bites of 434 living and dead species, including birds, mammals and reptiles.

The Galapagos large ground finch had the strongest bite of all in relation to its body size.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/little-bird-beats-t-rex-in-the-bite-battle

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Galapagos large ground finch is only six inches long - the size of T-Rex tooth  

Pound for pound its bite has been found to be 320 times stronger than T-Rex

Its thick beak wields 16 lbs of force which is uses to crack open nuts and seeds

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6571471/Tiny-33-gram-finch-Galapagos-Islands-packs-bite-320-times-powerful-T-REX.html

 

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Little birds bites with surprising forces, when you banding birds it can pinch you quite a bit ! Evening grosbeak bites are the worst ones I received from a passerine when banding.

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4 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Little birds bites with surprising forces, when you are banding birds it can pinch you quite a bit ! Evening grosbeak bites are the worst ones I received from a passerine when banding.

 

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