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World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: DP
Date: December 07, 2018 06:39AM
Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross, has laid another egg with her longtime lover at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge

Biologists with the US Fish and Wildlife Service think the almost-septuagenarian has birthed and raised as many as 36 chicks over the years. Should her latest egg with her longtime lover, Akeakamai, hatch, fledge and take to the open sea, it will be her 37th.


Wisdom was first banded in 1956 by biologist Chandler Robbins, who estimated that she was about five years old at the time. The biologist and bird met again in 2002 when he went to band her and recognized that she had been one of the 8,400 birds he recorded during his first season, 46 years previously.


[www.theguardian.com]





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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 07, 2018 06:57AM
Thanks. SiL's father is a long-time bird-bander (in Virginia). Sent this to family.

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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 07, 2018 08:02AM
I guess there is no such thing as birdopause.



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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 07, 2018 12:22PM
That is crazy





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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 07, 2018 12:30PM
....so birds of a feather....???



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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 07, 2018 07:58PM
what I am more impressed it that she was banded in 1956 and that band lasted at least until 2002. Didn't read the article, so I am not sure if they replaced the band or not.
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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: wowzer
Date: December 08, 2018 07:07AM
I guess she doesn't have to pay for college. If so, she would have stopped at 1.



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Re: World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time
Posted by: billb
Date: December 08, 2018 10:01AM
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I guess she doesn't have to pay for college. If so, she would have stopped at 1.

It would appear they are all home schooled.



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