Sunday, September 16, 2007

Alaska Bird Makes Longest Nonstop Flight Ever Measured

Hudsonian Godwit - another long-distance migrant.

"A female shorebird was recently found to have flown 7,145 miles (11,500 kilometers) nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand - without taking a break for food or drink. It's the longest nonstop bird migration ever measured, according to biologists who tracked the flight using satellite tags. The bird, a wader called a bar-tailed godwit, completed the journey in nine days."

Link: Full Article from National Geographic News

Hudsonian Godwit © 2007 Mike McDowell

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