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Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica), former Saemangeum flats, South Korea

Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica), former Saemangeum flats, South Korea

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Uploaded 23 Mar 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Shorebirds, which raise millions of offspring during a very short breeding season in the Arctic tundra, are an excellent example of a highly specialized migratory species. Among them is the Bar-tailed Godwit, which makes the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal, 11,680 kilometres along a route from Alaska to New Zealand. Within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, the tidal flats of the Yellow Sea are the most important r ...
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