Saturday, 2 July 2016

Frigatebirds Can Fly For Months At A Time Without Landing

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If there were an endurance record for bird species, the little-known frigatebird would win. Frigatebirds routinely fly for months at a time without landing, skimming the sea surface only occasionally to catch floating prey.

Previously, scientists thought frigatebirds and another bird species, known as swift birds, only remained aloft for many days at a time.

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