Birds in elevated latitudes are more tailored to long-distance flight

Birds in elevated latitudes are more tailored to long-distance flight

Migratory birds like this endangered Whooping Crane have more elongated wings than their sedentary counterparts. Credit: John Noll. An international team of researchers underwent one of the most comprehensive analyses of bird wings in an effort to unravel patterns of dispersal. The results suggest that the enormous variation in bird shape and function can be…

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