Oldest "wild" bird in the world

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Subject: Oldest "wild" bird in the world
From: Penn Gwynne <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 20:05:07 -0700 (PDT)
G'day Eddie and All,
I believe the local Auspost lady we used to have around these parts, had a family of Galahs living very close to her home.
It was and is a family home that has stayed within the same family for many years.
One male "Galah" named George is over 60 years of age.
Are you after thee age? or possible distance covered due to age? apparently it used to WALK to the local milk bar with the then young human Grandmother. Bet our Ozbirds can walk further then yours? and what about the distance covered by Emu's?
Ooroo mate, Abba good day, JAG de Whag.
P.S. Are you thinking of adoption? for the frequent flyer points :^D>>>

In a recent addition of the London Times there was an article about an
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), that was re-caught by ornithologists.

When it was first caught in 1957 it was thought to have been at least six
years old, which makes the bird 52 years old. In that time it is reckoned
that it has flown at least 8 million kilometres. It is without a doubt the
oldest wild bird in the UK, but is it the oldest in the world? does anyone
know of any species that can beat it??

All the best,
Eddie Chapman. Voss. Norway.

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