2nd October 2019

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Which bird flies the longest distance for migration?

Over its lifetime of about 25 years, an Arctic Tern can fly a million kilometers – nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon. The bird that flies farthest is the Arctic tern, an elegant white seabird. This bird also sees more daylight than any other.

Consequently, what is the longest bird migration in the world?

The tiny arctic tern makes the longest migration of any animal in the world, flying about two times farther than previously thought, a new study says.

Which animal migrates the longest?

Followings are 10 greatest and longest migrations in animal kingdom.
  • 6 Dragon Flies, 17000 Kilometers.
  • 5 Leatherback Turtle, 20000 Kilometers.
  • 4 Northern Elephant Seal, 21000 Kilometers.
  • 3 Humpback Whale, 22000 Kilometers.
  • 2 Sooty Shearwater, 65000 Kilometers.
  • 1 Arctic Tern, 71000 Kilometers.

Which birds migrate from the UK?

In spring, they return to their breeding quarters. They include fieldfares, redwings, bramblings, Bewick's and whooper swans and many kinds of ducks, geese and wading birds. Many water birds also spend the winter on the sea around the UK coast, including common scoters, great northern divers and red-necked grebes.
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