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Webmaster Posted 20-Aug-2014 16:47


From Science Daily, New York Times and Guardian on 20-Aug-2014 16:47

Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometres away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study has tracked these 'student pilots' on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults.

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