The Godwit is the Champion of Non-stop flying.

bartailed-godwit-record_5800_600x450In 2007, a bar-tailed godwit made the longest nonstop bird migration ever recorded.
In nine days, it flew 7,145 miles (11,500 kilometers) from its breeding ground in Alaska to New Zealand without stopping for food or drink.
By the end of the epic journey, the bird had lost more than 50 percent of its body weight.
Bar-tailed Godwit_Sydney_101210_IMG_5700
via Animal Record Breakers

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