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Migratory birds are worse off in West Africa


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Migratory sandpipers breeding in Greenland who choose to spend the winter in West Africa instead of elsewhere along the East Atlantic coast have a lower chance of survival, are more likely to skip their first breeding season and arrive later at their breeding grounds. The new research challenges the widely held idea that the costs of longer migratory flights are inevitably offset by benefits in the winter habitats.8QRQBLwW9lE

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