Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled the day before

December 19, 2014 2:23 AM

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Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled the day before

US scientists say tracking data showing five golden-winged warblers left their nesting site a day a tornado outbreak suggests the birds "heard it coming".

Geolocators showed the birds, which had just finished a 5,000km migration, left the Appalachians and flew 700km (400 miles) south to the Gulf of Mexico.

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