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Frequent flyer miles?

USGS scientists recently tracked the odyssey of the female Bar-tailed Godwit, a large, streamlined shorebird, as part of an ongoing collaborative effort with colleagues in California and New Zealand to better understand potential transmission of avian influenza by migratory birds. The bird returned to New Zealand following an 18,000-mile-long series of flights tracked by satellite, including the longest non-stop flight recorded for a landbird. The last leg of the journey entailed a non-stop flight of over 8 days and a distance of 7,200 miles.
For more information, visit
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1774.
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