49/150: BEHOLD! The longest migration of any bird, The Arctic Tern


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Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Charadriformes: Laridae: Sterna: Sterna paradisaea (Pontoppidan, 1763)

The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a winter, sea-faring bird with the longest yearly migration of any known species. They will travel a total of 70,900 km in one year from their breeding site in Northern Canada and Europe to their winter home near Antarctica. Continue reading “49/150: BEHOLD! The longest migration of any bird, The Arctic Tern”