Chubby Birds Migrate More Efficiently

GreenTracker| Mother Nature has indirectly weighed in on the body image debate with bird research that aligns with research on real women’s bodies saying the thinnest woman is not the healthiest, fastest or best at breeeding.

Scientists measured the duration of stopovers made by garden warblers on an island off the Italian coast.

Fatter birds usually moved on the night of their arrival, while thin birds interrupted their journey for an average of almost two days. The small creatures were divided into two groups — thin and fat — and carried adhesive radio transmitters.

The bird scientists aren’t involved in fashion. Their concern is that ecologically-intact nesting grounds be maintained for birds, places where they can rest in areas with sufficient supplies of insects, nectar and pollen. via Science Daily