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Tiny Bird Brings New Meaning to Long-Haul Flight

posted: 04/01/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
Blackpoll Warbler
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From Discovery News

An unassuming little songbird called the blackpoll warbler has just broken the record for longest non-stop overwater flight by a bird, when body mass is taken into account.

The tiny bird, which weighs less than half of an ounce, flew up to three days without stopping over a distance of about 1,721 miles, according to a new study published in the latest issue of Biology Letters.

Each year, the birds depart Nova Scotia and Vermont, fly over the entire Atlantic Ocean, and then land in either the Greater Antilles or the northeastern coast of South America, where they spend their winters.

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