Friday, April 3, 2015

Bird backpacks

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have just conclusively proven that the 4.2 ounce (12 g) white-throated, black-capped blackpoll warbler flies non-stop the 1,700 miles (1056 km) from New England to South America during its autumn migration. Not only that, it can do so with a .02 ounce (.57 g) geolocator on its back.

(I'm sorry I don't have the energy to correct the font.)

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