Diving birds’ Olympic Games

From BirdLife:

Today’s BirdLife Olympic event is Diving


Diving is a popular Olympic event that was first introduced in 1904. Olympic athletes dive from a height of 10m into a pool less than 5m deep. However, the deepest depth a human has reached whilst holding their breath is a staggering 244 metres.

Can you spot which of the following birds has been recorded diving to a depth of 540m?

A – Kittlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris

B – Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri

C – Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans

D – Thick-billed Guillemot Uria lomvia

To find out the correct answer email birdlifegames@gmail.com. Put the species name in the subject area, and your name and country in the main text. You’ll then receive a link to the results page and will be placed in the free prize draw to win a copy of the Rare Birds Yearbook 2008. You’ll also receive free news-alerts about BirdLife’s work around the world via email. Good luck!

Kodiak Island researchers are studying the Kittlitz’ murrelet, a little-known seabird recently found nesting there: here.

1 thought on “Diving birds’ Olympic Games

  1. Pingback: Kittlitz’s murrelets in Alaska, new study | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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