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Title: Are there any birds that travel long distance (hundreds of miles) alone?
Post by: engrByDayPianstByNight on 27/08/2011 23:07:45
Hello,

   The birds that seasonally migrate a long distance (hundreds of miles) all seem to be traveling in flocks. Are there any birds that travel such long distace alone? f not, perhaps, it's because group travel has advantages over single travel, e.g., safer than individuals, less tiresome (airstreams from others' wingtips help staying afloat), etc?

   Do we know of any birds in the history of evolution that had the ability of travel long distance alone?

   Thanks.

   
Title: Are there any birds that travel long distance (hundreds of miles) alone?
Post by: SeanB on 28/08/2011 18:52:09
Albatross?