Fit with tiny backpacks, songbirds reveal speed of migration at 311 miles a day

Using extra tiny geo-locator backpacks, researchers have tracked songbirds’ seasonal migrations for the first time, according to research published in Science . The researchers discovered that these beloved birds fly faster and further than anyone ever imagined.

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Last updated on 13 February 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Species group: 
Birds