Frigate Bird Flights Last Months

Great frigate birds may stay aloft for up to two months, eating and sleeping on the wing.

Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.

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Great frigate birds use atmospheric currents to fly for long periods of time while using minimal energy. (Credit: Aviceda via Wikimedia Commons)

 

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