Unique rollercoaster pattern helps geese move across Mount Everest

January 17, 2015 6:17 PM

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Unique rollercoaster pattern helps geese move across Mount Everest

A study team from Bangor University has unveiled the secrets of the flight of the bar-headed geese across Himalayas, which is the world's highest bird migration. The geese have been recorded at heights of over 7,000m (23,000 ft) and mountaineers say that they have spotted the birds fly over Mount Everest.

As reported by the BBC's science reporter Victoria Gill, ability of the geese to fly in such extreme conditions has mesmerized scientists for long. Scientists have recently found that these birds make use of a unique rollercoaster pattern while flying across the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau dur...

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