Swifts Remain Airborne Up to 10 Months at a Time

When a common swift kicks off from its breeding grounds north of the equator to return to more temperate climes, it likely won’t touch earth until the following year.

Swifts, with their darting movements and high-energy hunting habits seem to be poor candidates for the title of world’s longest flyer. But according to a new study by researchers from Sweden’s Lund University, the small birds take the record easily, with some staying aloft for up to 10 months at a time.

Their research con

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