Jun 16, 2024, 07:14 AM IST

10 birds with unique migration journey

Pravrajya Suruchi

Bar-tailed Godwit: This champion holds the record for the longest non-stop migration of any bird. They fly for over 7,000 miles between Alaska and New Zealand, a trip that takes about a week!

Arctic Tern: These terns take the cake for the longest annual migration of any bird. They travel a staggering 25,000 miles each year, breeding in the Arctic and wintering in Antarctica.

Sooty Shearwater: This seabird holds the record for the longest overall migration distance. 

Bar-headed Goose: These high-flying birds hold the record for the highest altitude migration. They fly over the Himalayas, reaching up to 23,000 feet where there's very little oxygen!

Great Snipe: This little bird might not look like much, but it’s a marathon runner of the skies. They travel over 6,800 km (4,225 mi) non-stop from Scandinavia to sub-Saharan Africa!

Broad-winged Hawk: Unlike most hawks that soar during the day, Broad-winged Hawks migrate at night. T

Ruff: The males and females of this shorebird species have drastically different migration patterns. 

African Pied Currawong: This Australian bird is unusual because it migrates based on food availability rather than the changing seasons.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports