3 Bizarre (And Delightful) Ancient Theories About Bird Migration

3 Bizarre (And Delightful) Ancient Theories About Bird Migration
2019 . 5 min

director

  • Addison Anderson

actor

  • Lucy Cooke

genres

  • Documentary
  • Educational

description

In 1822, Count von Bothmer shot down a stork in Germany. However, the bird had already been impaled by a yard-long wooden spear. The stork had been speared in Africa and then flew over 2,500 km. This astonishing flight proved to be an essential clue in a mystery that had plagued scientists for centuries: the seasonal disappearance of birds. Lucy Cooke digs into the discovery of bird migration.

parental rating

  • PG

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