Wildlife

Tiny Traveller

The epic migration of a tiny bird was tracked as it traveled 12,400 miles back and forth between Alaska and the Amazon.

Scientists from Canada’s University of Guelph say the 0.4-ounce blackpoll warbler is one of the fastest-declining songbirds in North America.

The record-holding bird was observed taking 18 days to fly from Nome, Alaska, to the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas, where it rested and fattened up for almost a month.

The bird then endured a nonstop 2.5-day flight across open water of the Atlantic toward its wintering grounds in South America.

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