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A journey to a different region, following a well-defined route. Most birds that migrate regularly do so in step with the seasons, so they can take advantage of good breeding conditions in one place, and good wintering ones in another[1].

Bird migrations

      Red-breasted Goose (6,200mi/10,000km)[1]
      American Golden Plover (12,500mi/20,000km)[1]
      Rufous Hummingbird (3,700mi/6000km)[1]
      Far Eastern Curlew (12,500mi/20,000km)[1]
      Eleanora's Falcon (6,000mi/9500km)[1]
      Short-tailed Shearwater (19,000mi/32,000km)[1]
      Arctic Tern (25,000mi/40,000km)[1]
      Common Cuckoo (6,2000mi/10,000km)[1]
Based on[1]

The Arctic Tern sees two summers per year and more daylight than any other creature on the planet.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  2. ^ S. Cramp, ed. (1985). Birds of the Western Palearctic. pp. 87–100. ISBN 0-19-857507-6. 
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