Birds migrated through the last ice age

Birds migrated through the last ice age

Flock of Migratory Eurasian wigeon. Credit: Photo Stock

Birds have been migrating much longer than previously thought; in fact, research published in the journal Nature Communications suggests they were doing it throughout the last ice age.

“Our simulations predict that the prevalence of bird migration worldwide has remained relatively constant over the last 50,000 years,” says lead author Marius Somveille from Yale University, US, and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour.


Published by Cosmos.

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