Contributors to this thread:
World's oldest wild bird hatches chick
"Wisdom, world's oldest known wild bird, just hatched a new chick at 68"
Albatross, didn't know they lived such long lives.... gotta be that fish diet... ;o]
just who was the hard up fella that impregnated her ?? ...
"just who was the hard up fella that impregnated her ?? ... "
Couldn't resist Jeff, intended to be funny.
I thought the father was Al-batross??? Maybe not, maybe it was Albert Ross?!?
How in 'ell can they know which bird is the oldest bird?
Give me a break!
When I opened this thread, I figured it was about Nancy Pelosi bearing Al Sharpton's love child........
That is still a possibility ^^
Nva, I thought the same thing too. She is, however the oldest KNOWN to lay an egg.
"How in 'ell can they know which bird is the oldest bird? "
As HA/KS posted,,, the key word here is "KNOWN"...
They started banding these birds shortly after WWII when they started returning to the Midway Islands to nest, seen a recent TV program on one of the nature channels about this...
What amazes me is once they get airborne the fly for months without landing. They sleep in flight.