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Birds that Hibernate in Lakes?!

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Published on Dec 16, 2013

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Herein we explain that birds do not hibernate in lakes, do not migrate to the moon, but DO go on very unique journeys, which we humans have learned about in a variety of ingenious manners.

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References

Preuss, N.O. 2001. Hans Christian Cornelius Mortensen: aspects of his life and of the history of bird ringing . Ardea 89(special issue) : 1-6 .
http://ardea.nou.nu/ardea_show_articl...

First banded bird recovery in Africa:
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/pub07_wa...

Discoveries with satellite telemetry:
--bar-tailed Godwits fly non-stop over the Pacific, from Alaska to New Zealand, a 7000 mile journey at an average speed of over 35 miles per hour, in about 8 days
[http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowle...]

Eagle migration tracking:
http://www.raptors-international.org/...

Arctic tern, longest migration:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne...
http://www.pnas.org/content/107/5/207...

Ancient Migration theory:
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2228.htm
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/bi...

Bar-tailed godwits:
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowle...

Bird Migration: A General Survey By Peter Berthold
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&a...

Bald Eagle tracking: http://www.raptors-international.org/...
citation to original paper: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/5...


Images
Bar-tailed Godwit
Photo by: Andreas Trepte www.photo-natur.de
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bar...

Birds Hibernating
http://blogs.northampton.ac.uk/mikere...

Artic Tern
Photo by: Malene Thyssen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hav...

Geolocator
Photo by: Lyndon Kearsley & Theo Geuens
http://www.migratetech.co.uk/geolocat...

Raisin
Photo by: Cary Bass
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...

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