Tiny Songbird, Weighing Only Half Ounce, Makes Epic Transatlantic Nonstop Flight

April 2, 2015 12:48 AM

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The blackpoll warbler is capable of traveling up to 1,700 miles over the open ocean during its annual migration, quite a feat for a tiny bird!(Photo : Don Faulkner | Flickr)

The blackpoll warbler weighs just half an ounce (12 grams), but the species takes part in a marathon nonstop migration which brings the animals from New England and eastern Canada down to South America.

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