새가 논스톱으로 1만2천km를 난다고? VIDEO: Bird flies 7,500 miles nonstop, breaking world record


Bird flies 7,500 miles nonstop, breaking world record

By Yasemin Saplakoglu - Staff Writer 2 days ago


Staying in the air for 11 days straight, a bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand.

An international traveler just broke the world's record for longest nonstop flight. Among birds that is.


Bar-tailed godwits are impressive flyers, scaling thousands of miles without stopping.

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새가 논스톱으로 1만2천km를 난다고?


세계 최장 직항 비행 기록 갱신. 새 중에서


  11일간 연속으로 공중에서 머문 큰뒷부리도요 새는 알래스카에서 뉴질랜드로 날아갔다.


미국 일간 가디언(The Guardian)은 알래스카에서 뉴질랜드까지 11일간 직항해 7,500마일(1만2,000km)의 거리를 멈추지 않고 횡단하며 과학자들에게 알려진 새들 중 가장 긴 직항 비행을 깼다고 보도했다.




미국 오듀본 협회에 따르면 큰뒷부리도요 새는 "크고, 시끄럽고, 계피색"이라고 한다. 그리고 그들은 멈추지 않고 수천 마일을 비행하면서 알래스카와 뉴질랜드 사이의 인상적인 이동을 하는 것으로 알려져 있다. 그러나 그들의 여정을 연장시킨 동풍에 의해 움직이는 이 특별한 새는 지금까지 알려진 어떤 종류의 새보다 더 오래 날았다.


과학자들은 이 특별한 수컷 고드위트("4BRW"라고 알려진)를 다리에 파란색, 파란색, 빨간색, 그리고 흰색으로 쌓여있는 식별 고리를 탑재한 위성 태그를 통해 추적했다. 2019년에는 오클랜드 남동부 테임즈 퍼스 오브 테임즈에서 다른 19개의 바테일 고드위트와 함께 4BRW를 잡아 꼬리표를 붙였다.


*큰뒷부리도요 [bar-tailed godwit]

도요목 도요과의 조류. 몸길이 약 41cm의 대형 도요새이다. 부리가 길고 위로 살짝 굽었으며 비교적 발이 짧다. 

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A bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) just flew for 11 days straight from Alaska to New Zealand, traversing a distance of 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) without stopping, breaking the longest nonstop flight among birds known to scientists, The Guardian reported. 




Bar-tailed godwits are "big, noisy and cinnamon-colored," according to the National Audubon Society. And they are known to undertake impressive migrations between Alaska and New Zealand, flying thousands of miles without stopping. But one particular bird, driven by easterly winds that prolonged his journey, flew longer than any of his kind known to date.


Daily Mail

 

'Jet fighter' bird breaks world record for non-stop flight with epic 7,500-mile journey from Alaska to New Zealand in ELEVEN DAYS

Bar-tailed godwit has broken the world record for longest non-stop bird flight 

It flew 7,500 miles from Alaska to New Zealand in 11 days without breaking 

The bird's aerodynamic build was compared to that of a 'jet fighter' 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8835459/Jet-fighter-godwit-breaks-world-record-non-stop-bird-flight.html


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The scientists tracked this particular male godwit — known as "4BBRW" for the colored identification rings on its legs, stacked blue, blue, red and then white — through its onboard satellite tag. In 2019, they caught and tagged 4BBRW along with 19 other bar-tailed godwits in the Firth of Thames, southeast of Auckland.


The endurance flyer set off from southwest Alaska on Sept. 16 after having spent a couple of months feeding in Alaska's mudflats, according to The Guardian. Though the godwits pack on weight during this time, they are known to shrink their internal organs for their migration in order to travel light, according to The Guardian.


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After leaving Alaska, the godwit flew south over the Aleutian Islands and landed in a bay near Auckland in New Zealand 11 days later. His satellite clocked in at 7,987 miles (12,854 km), according to The Guardian. But rounding errors likely mean that the journey actually extended over about 7,581 miles (12,200 km), according to the scientists. Sometimes, he flew up to 55 mph (89 km/h). Previously, the longest nonstop flight recorded among birds was made by a female bar-tailed godwit that flew around 7,145 miles (11,500 km) in nine days in 2007, according to National Geographic.


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These godwits are made for such lengthy journeys. "They have an incredibly efficient fuel-to-energy rate," Jesse Conklin, who is part of the Global Flyway Network, a group of scientists studying such migrations, told The Guardian. "They have a lot of things going for them. They are designed like a jet fighter. Long, pointed wings and a really sleek design, which gives them a lot of aerodynamic potential."


The journey isn't only impressive but holds a cultural significance for people in New Zealand.


To the Maori, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, godwits, which they call "kuaka," are signs that good fortune is coming; and the return of the kuaka marks the beginning of spring, according to the National Audubon Society. 


4BBRW and others of his kind are expected to start their journey back to Alaska in March, but first they will likely take a pitstop near China in the Yellow Sea for about a month to feed.


Originally published on Live Science.


https://www.livescience.com/bar-tailed-godwit-record-flight.html


'Jet fighter' godwit breaks world record for non-stop bird fligh

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