CROSSING THE ULTIMATE ECOLOGICAL BARRIER: EVIDENCE FOR AN 11 000-KM-LONG NONSTOP FLIGHT FROM ALASKA TO NEW ZEALAND AND EASTERN AUSTRALIA BY BAR-TAILED GODWITS

@inproceedings{Gill2005CROSSINGTU,
  title={CROSSING THE ULTIMATE ECOLOGICAL BARRIER: EVIDENCE FOR AN 11 000-KM-LONG NONSTOP FLIGHT FROM ALASKA TO NEW ZEALAND AND EASTERN AUSTRALIA BY BAR-TAILED GODWITS},
  author={Robert E. Gill and Theunis Piersma and Gary L. Hufford and Ren{\'e} Servranckx and Adrian C. Riegen},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Populations of the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica; Scolopacidae) embark on some of the longest migrations known among birds. The baueri race breeds in western Alaska and spends the nonbreeding season a hemisphere away in New Zealand and eastern Australia; the menzbieri race breeds in Siberia and migrates to western and northern Australia. Although the Siberian birds are known to follow the coast of Asia during both migrations, the southern pathway followed by the Alaska breeders… 
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