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The Toughest Little Bird You've Never Heard Of

Bar-tailed Godwits, the only birds known to fly more than 7,000 miles!! nonstop. That means no food breaks, no water breaks, no sleep, through cyclones, storms, to reach their winter home.

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The Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) The national bird of Papua New Guinea, indeed in 1971 this species, as Gerrus paradisaea, was made the national emblem and was included on the national flag.

Liam's favorite bird...The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. They dig characteristically rectangular holes in trees to find ants. These excavations can be so broad and deep that they can cause small trees to break in half. (Photo: Hal and Kirstin Snyder),,,they live in the woods behind me and I've had them come to the feeder on the deck. <3