JAF's picture

Northern Wheatear

Observed: 6th May 2012 By: JAFJAF’s reputation in BirdsJAF’s reputation in BirdsJAF’s reputation in BirdsJAF’s reputation in Birds
Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear_1
Description:

Striking Male Bird.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Amadan's picture

Wheatear -

According to British Wildlife 23 No.4, birds of this species which breed in Alaska/Northern Canada have probably the longest migration flight (per body weight) yet recorded. They travel 14,500km (9,000 miles) to west Africa to avoid the northern winter.