The biggest bird to ever fly, maybe

The Rachel Feltman The Washington Post Published Jul 8, 2014 at 12:01AM
Liz Bradford via The Washington Post An artist’s drawing depicts the new fossil species Pelagornis sandersi, which may be the biggest flying bird ever found. Paleontologist Dan Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., theorizes that the giant bird, discovered as a fossilized skeleton in 1983, may have been able to fly by running downhill into a headwind, catching the air like a hang glider, and then using air currents rising from the ocean to stay aloft.