zondag 11 december 2016

NATUUR / ONGELOFELIJK TOCH!?!: 'World’s oldest known seabird lays an egg at age of 66'

Ook als vogel kan je dus een wereldster worden, maar dan ben je ook wel erg uniek. Geen mens doet het je na! Dus hier past verder zwijgen...

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Laysan albatross known as Wisdom is also the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild and has had a few dozen chicks


The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting – again.
Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge earlier this month after she returned to the island to nest.

She was incubating an egg at the same nest she uses each year with her mate. She’s believed to be 66 years old. She’s also the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s project leader for the refuge, Bob Peyton, said in a statement Friday that Wisdom had been returning to Midway for more than six decades.
An ornithologist first put an identification band on her in 1956. She’s had a few dozen chicks.
Midway is about 1,900km (1,200 miles) northwest of Honolulu. It’s part of the Papahanaumokuakea marine national monument.

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