Bird Flies 7,145 Miles Non-stop

Posted: Sep 11 2007, 8:38am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:47am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Bird flies 7,145 miles non-stop
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Nature is still able to amaze us again and again. A Bar Tailed Godwit is the first tagged bird to fly 7,145 miles (11,500km) without a break.

Scientists in New Zealand tagged bar-tailed godwits with transmitters to track their migration. The found out that these birds do not need refueling or resting. The bird is breeding in Alaska. The round-trip distance is 18,640 miles (30,000km).The other amazing thing is that the young Tailed Godwit have to find their way from Alaska to New Zealand by themselves.
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