Subject: Re: HIGHEST FLIERS???
From: "Eric Dempsey" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 97 10:33:43 gmt
I recently had a discussion with a good friend here in Dublin who is doing 
research on migration and movements for a lecture. While species like Alpine 
Chough do occur at great altitudes, mirgants can fly higher. Some of his 
findings revealed that Bar-headed Goose is perhaps the highest flyer of all, 
with birds flying over the Himalayas each autumn. Birds have apparently even 
been noted over thats high!!!!

Whooper Swans are also noted for the heights at which they migrate. So 
maybe the question needs to extended a bit to ask, which breed and which 
fly the highest?

Eric Dempsey
Hello BIRDLOVERS... Lorne here...

On 2JJJ radio this morning, in Sydney, Mikey Robbins, Paul McDermott and 
the Sandman were wondering what birds of the world flew the highest. I 
was thinking Alpine Choughs and Lammergeiers... a guy rang the radio 
station, with Guiness book in hand, and said these two were the two 
highest fliers...But what else qualifies??? Wallcreepers, rooks, crows, 
ravens, vultures...???

I'd be interested in reading other responses.

Out of Curiosity,


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