The Bar-Tailed Godwit flies non-stop for eight days


Doing the same thing for a long time can be tricky, like standing on one foot, or jumping and definitely flying. The Bar-Tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is the record breaker for this, flying a non-stop eight day migration from Alaska to New Zealand covering an astounding 11,000 kilometers.

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Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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