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Migration Hotspots, by Tim Harris - review

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

Migration Hotspots Tim Harris

Bloomsbury, pp.224, £25, ISBN: 9781408171172

Consider for a moment the plight of the willow warbler. Russian birds of this species fly between eastern Siberia and southern Africa and back every year of their short lives, a distance of nearly 7,500 miles in each direction. Each weighs roughly as little as two teaspoons-full of sugar.

But at least these tiny birds can refuel on their journey.

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