In an amazing discovery, the researchers have found that the little Blackpoll Warbler can cross giant oceans without resting or taking food or even drinking anywhere in the between.
With the weight of just half an ounce, the tiny songbird has the ability to fly non-stop while crossing giant oceans by covering around 1,700 miles without stopping for food, water or rest.
The scientists conducted a study to show how the tiny Blackpoll Warbler “routinely undertakes flights across the open ocean”.
During the study, 40 birds were attached with tracking devices. The researchers found that these birds were efficient of undertaking epic journeys across the wide ocean from North America to South America.
The study also found that the tiny bird doesn’t stop for eating or drinking during the journey across the Atlantic.
For the study, the researchers tracked birds from New England and Canada to the Venezuela, Caribbean and Colombia.
“It was pretty thrilling because their migratory feat in itself is on the brink of impossibility,” Bill DeLuca, from the University of Massachusetts, was quoted as saying in the report.
DeLuca said that the main idea behind the study was only to understand the migratory routes and habits of these little birds.
The findings of the study were published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.