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The unusual bird migration pattern lacking an explanation

A common ringed plover. Male common ringed plovers fly 800 kilometres further than the females when they fly to wintering sites in southern Europe. According to researchers at Lund University, it is very unusual and they are unable to explain why the common ringed plover species in particular differs from nearly all other species.

Centre for Animal Movement Research
Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology
Ecology building S-223 62 Lund Sweden

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