Tiny birds tracked on mammoth Sahara flight

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To cross the Sahara every autumn and spring, a little songbird snaps out of its nocturnal travel habits and flies for 40-60 hours, a study has found.

Scientists caught the pied flycatcher in the act using tiny light-logging tags, which recorded sustained periods of sunlight during its seasonal trek.

Periode13-apr-2016 → 14-apr-2016

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