The world’s oldest wild bird just became a mother for the 40th time
#Cosmoread: The world’s oldest known wild bird just for the family added a new girl – her 40th one, experts say.
Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), is the name of intelligence, at least 65 years old, but shows no signs of slowing down. Wildlife officials in Hawaii, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge lay an egg on his November 28, 2015, and for several weeks it saw incubate.
A fuzzy, gray chick bursting out of his shell on February 1st but intelligence was not there when the baby chick hatched: On Jan. 20 he was headed out to sea, leaving her friend on nest duty. He just Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7) Returned after a full stomach and settled down in the nest, his friend, to fly to the sea in search of food, allowing officials said.
Wildlife officials wasted no time in naming the girl, the dubbing Kūkini, in Hawaii “angel” means.
“Wisdom is an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope,” shelter manager Robert Peyton said in a statement. “From a scientific standpoint, albatrosses world’s oceans that millions of human beings as well as to maintain an important indicator species.”
The researchers first tagged in 1956 wit, he was already a breeding adult. Since 2006, at least eight girls iconic bird has been raised, and even survived the tsunami of 2011 in Japan.
“He is at least a decade before the record is tied to the longevity of birds,” said Peyton. “Alone, over a million albatross on Midway Atoll, with the natural world around us, it shows just how much is left to learn about.”
Since the banding on Midway Atoll, the possibility of intelligence more than 3 million miles (4.8 million kilometers) has been sent around the Pacific.
“That’s six trips from the earth to the moon and back again,” Bruce Peterjohn, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center of the National Bird Banding Laboratory chief said. “What is it that miraculous biologist Chandler Robbins, who in 1956 at Midway Atoll her as a breeding adult banded, in the same place 46 years after the nesting have seen.”
These days, Robbins is 97, and still occasionally check on the birds to come to work. However, the wisdom and the birds are not only Kūkini.
There are about 470,000 albatross nest on the atoll, and each nest breeding population, bringing the total to 940,000, which represents two adults. These birds arrive in late November, at Midway, lay eggs for a friend, to rest or to practice their mating dance skills, wildlife experts said.