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The arctic tern flies from the frozen arctic at the top of the world to the frozen seas around Antarctica, then returns, every year. It takes a winding course, and so travels more than 40,000 miles each year. The average bird will travel nearly 3 million miles over the course of it's life. That's the equivalent of flying to the moon and back five times.

Breeding adult Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) - Photo by mikemik - Location: Akureyri, Iceland

Arctic tern in flight, Hall Beach, Nunavut, Can.High Arctic. This tern migrates between Greenland/Iceland & Antarctica twice a year, rnd trip of 44,300 mi - the longest migration of any known animal #High_Arctic #Arctic_Tern

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Arctic tern in flight, Hall Beach, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. This tern migrates between Greenland/Iceland and Antarctica twice a year, a round trip of miles - the longest migration of any known animal.

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The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a seabird of the tern family, Sternidae.

arctic tern. Terns are birds that are normally found near the sea, rivers or wetlands & typically breed in noisy colonies and lay their eggs on bare ground with little or no nest material. However, the marsh terns construct floating nests from the vegetation in their wetland habitats, and a few species build simple nests in trees, on cliffs or in crevices.  The sexes are identical in appearance, but young birds are readily distinguishable from adults.

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Arctic Terns are amazing birds. They migrate from the North Pole to the South Pole, spending about 3 months in each place, and it takes them about 3 months to fly from one pole to the other....

Arctic Terns are amazing birds. They migrate from the North Pole to the South Pole, spending about 3 months in each place, and it takes them about 3 months to fly from one pole to the other.

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Arctic Tern, 1949

Arctic Tern, Matinicus Rock, Maine, July 1949 [Sterna paradisaea] By Eliot Porter

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The Arctic Tern is a small bird that makes the longest migration of any bird. It breeds in the Arctic (within the Arctic Circle), but flies to the edge of the Antarctic ice pack during the winter.

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Arctic tern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea) undertake the longest migration of any animal on Earth - they can cover miles in one year.