Flying Organisms

The Archaeopteryx may have fed on insects and other small creatures that lived in the lagoon of that time. It also may have fed on small fish that lived near to the surface of the water of the lagoon. If the Archaeoppteryx got caught in the water and drowned that may explain the exquisite detail of this specimen (modified from archatmk.gif).
This picture shows the Archaeopteryx eating lunch in a tree near the lagoon (modified from Page et al., 1989).