Posted by DA Morgan on Apr 18, 2002 at 12:13
One of the world's oldest living wild birds is marking its golden jubilee by preparing to breed again.
The Manx shearwater -- a far-flying gull-like seabird -- was probably born in 1952 and is thought to have clocked up about five million miles in the air.
First ringed by ornithologists in 1957, the bird's journeys were made while migrating between Britain and South America.
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