The Amazing Arctic Tern

2009 07 02 - Arctic tern on Farne Islands - The blue rope demarcates the visitors' path

(Image by Jamumiwa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons)


Arctic terns fly about 56,000 miles (90,000 km) on their journey from the Arctic region to Antarctica and back. 


During their lifetime of about 30 years, terns may travel well over 1.5 million miles (2.4 million km). That is equal to three or four round-trips to the moon! 


“This is a mind-boggling achievement for a bird of just over 100 grams [3.5 ounces],” said a researcher. 

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Chinese: 令人惊叹的北极燕鸥

English: The Amazing Arctic Tern


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