February 5, 2013

Oldest known wild bird gives birth at age 62.

I'm more amazed that people are capable of keeping track of how old wild birds are, but it seems to be just a case of a bird with an old ankle tag that got noticed giving birth because it's in a wildlife refuge on an island.

16 comments:

edutcher said...

Here's a chance to have another little Althouse.

Inga said...

"Giving birth", strange way of putting it, but I suppose laying egg sounds less of an amazing feat. A change of life egg.

Inga said...

Now I'm wondering do birds go through menopause?

Ann Althouse said...

""Giving birth", strange way of putting it..."

Funny. I hadn't noticed that.

Bird lays an egg ... is silly news, but it's the lead story at The Washington Post.

MadisonMan said...

Oldest known bird. However -- man knows very very little about the life spans of such birds.

ricpic said...

Tote That Barge

The first million miles are the hardest,
After that it's a piece a' cake;
The first young'un hatched was the dearest,
The thirty fifth was a mistake.

Titus said...

No being should be giving birth after 50.

Gross.

No sex either oldies.

Inga said...

Uh oh Titus you only have a couple years left.....

bagoh20 said...

She looks great. I'd hit that...I mean if I was a bird,... or had a bird's brain,... or his organs or bird thingies, or .....oh just forget it.

Ivy said...

SQUAWK!

furious_a said...

Wisdom is the Susan Sarandon of Laysan Albatrosses.

3M miles traveled, wow.

Paul said...

Albatrosses tend to hang around.

Albatross said...

Yes, we do.

Astro said...

Like we Boomers have been saying... 62 is the new 26.

Baron Zemo said...

Hey did you see "Watch What Happens Live" last night?

Brandi Granville revealed that this bird used a surrogate.

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