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Subject:      sooty terns in Guinness Book of Records - tall tale?
From:         Gary Stark < > 
Date:         Mon, 15 Jul 1996 18:16:52 -0700
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Organization: Best Internet Communications
Newsgroups:   rec.birds 

In the Guinness Book of Records, it claims that the sooty tern holds  
the record for being the "most airborne bird".  It reads as follows: 
"After leaving its nesting ground, the sooty tern (Sterna fuscata)  
remains continuously aloft from 3-10 years as a sub-adult before  
returning to land to breed." 
Really?  Can this be true?  Any info is appreciated...