Nonstop Flight: How The Frigatebird Can Soar For Weeks Without Stopping

As sea birds go, frigate birds are unique in that their feathers aren’t waterproof. In other words, they can’t land in water. Researchers learned recently they’ve evolved to capture updrafts in cloud structures taking them to heights of 12,000 feet where they have been tracked flying for as much as two continuous months.

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Christopher Joyce, NPR

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