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Bird breaks world record for non-stop flight, Alaska➜NZ in 11 days

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A bird said to have the aerodynamic build of a “jet fighter” has been tracked flying more than 12,000km (7,500 miles) from Alaska to New Zealand, setting a new world record for avian non-stop flight.

The bar-tailed godwit set off from south-west Alaska on 16 September and arrived in a bay near Auckland 11 days later, having flown at speeds of up to 55mph.

Dr Jesse Conklin, from the Global Flyway Network, a consortium of scientists studying epic migratory journeys, said: “They seem to have some capability of knowing where they are on the globe. We can’t really explain it but they seem to have an onboard map.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/jet-fighter-godwit-breaks-world-record-for-non-stop-bird-flight

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StarstruckIllusion

omg what a king 

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Eighteen

how in the world do they do that i wonder

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Da J

Meanwhile I get lost in my own neighborhood :awkney:

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TimisaMonster

Is someone in the world tracking ALL birds flying and how long they are doing so? :billie:

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Delulu Rogers

Did the bird not need food or water for 11 days?? I’m confused

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PlasticWeave
2 hours ago, FfFfFfFF said:

They seem to have some capability of knowing where they are on the globe. We can’t really explain it but they seem to have an onboard map.

Amazing :bradley: I love hearing this kinda stuff

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PlasticWeave
1 hour ago, TimisaMonster said:

Is someone in the world tracking ALL birds flying and how long they are doing so? :billie:

no otherwise we would have found this out a long time ago

but the birds that do nowadays get tracked end up giving us this kind of awesome info that we never would've known :pray:

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Justin Drew Bieber

The fact that he’ll never know :deadbanana:

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Lumiere

We stan international birds.

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