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ShivaniMemberJune 26, 2021 at 8:19 am::
Migration is a true wonder of the nature. Birds fly, by the hundreds and thousands of miles, to find you the very best environment and habitat, food, breeding, and rearing of their children. If the conditions at the breeding sites to be tough, it’s time for you to fly to the regions where the conditions are better.
There are a lot of different migration models. The majority of the birds migrate from northern breeding grounds to southern wintering areas. However, some of the birds breed in the southern parts of Africa, and migrated to the north to spend the winter or in the horizontal position in order to enjoy a more mild sea climate in the winter months. Other species of birds spend the winter in the lowlands, and in the summer they are going to the mountains.
Birds have a great, morphology, and physiology in order to fly faster and over longer distances. Often, their journey, be a very difficult period of time, during which they will go the extra mile. The Red Knot has one of the longest, a total of migration routes for each of the bird, and the crossing of the 16,000-kilometre-two times a year. It breeds in Siberia and winters along the west coast of Africa, and some even fall to the bottom tip of the African continent.
It’s really amazing how birds can move to the precision of the point. Exactly how do migratory birds find their paths, it is not fully understood. It has been shown that they are able to move on to the sun during the day and the stars at night, in the earth’s magnetic field. Some of the species are even able to detect polarized light, which, for many migratory birds use to navigate in the night.