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Migratory bird sets new record for nonstop flight from Alaska to Tasmania

Migratory bird sets new record for nonstop flight from Alaska to Tasmania

The bar-tailed Godwitt made the longest journey on record. Photo: Internet

A’s flight bar-tail needle has been documented as tallest of a bird whose records are Journey 13,560 kms since Alaska to the island of Tasmania in Australia, According to a report from BirdLife Australia released this Friday, October 28, 2022.

That distance is 2,000 kilometers longer than the epic journey of another specimen of the same species, called e7which covered a journey of more than 11,500 km from Alaska to New Zealand in 11 days in 2007.

there was one world recordWith the information available via a small satellite transmitter attached to the bird’s back.

it’s a new world record

new record flight Non-stop also completed in just 11 days, In fact, according to the information recorded on the transmitter, this bird had ample opportunity to stop for food and rest on various tropical islands as it flew over the Pacific Ocean, but chose to keep fluttering,

like most migratory seabird In Australia, bar-tailed godwits migrate annually between their northern hemisphere breeding grounds, usually in the Siberian or Alaskan tundra, to their non-breeding grounds in Australia and New Zealand.

it has been said that total cumulative distance flownThroughout his life by the bar-tailed Godwitt on his annual migration between Australia and the Northern Hemisphere would be equivalent to flying to the moon and back,


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