animals that migrate

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The pheasant-tailed jacana of southeast Asia is not only possibly the most spectacular of the jacanas, it is also unique in its behaviour.  Most jacanas are sedentary birds, staying in one location throughout the year.  Pheasant-tailed jacanas at the northern part of their range, however, will breed in southern China and the Himalayas, then winter in southern India and southeast Asia.  This makes them the only migratory jacanas.

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Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young.

Found in every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the species and find out why humpbacks seem to be the most acrobatic of all whales, how they produce their haunting songs, and what drives these intelligent, 55-foot-long, 50-ton animals to migrate up to 10,000 miles round trip every year.

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Climate change could force the displacement of nearly 3,000 species of animals in the coming years if Earth keeps warming and sea levels keep rising, according to research from the University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy. Scientists who worked on the research created a moving map of the forced migrations that could happen in the future.

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South Africa is indeed one of the best places to explore wildlife and get close to lions, rhinos, elephant, buffalos and other kinds of animals.

Almost 3 weeks ago I was able to have a close encounter with some wild animals. I never thought I would be able to experience such an amazing thing. This was just one of those dreams which I never imagined could come true one day. I know it has been a few weeks since that day but everything still feels as if it was just yesterday. This was indeed a once in a lifetime experience.

I flew to Johannesburg with my aunt and we had planned on visiting Pilanesberg National Park on our second day there. We woke up as early as 5am since we will be picked up at out hotel by 7am. We rode an open jeepney which was thrilling yet nerve-racking at the same time. If you’re gonna ask how was it like to be there or how my experience was… I got one word for you: Amazing. Absolutely amazing! I couldn’t get enough of it. I wanted to take lots of photos but at the same time just enjoy watching those beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. It was fascinating. Lion King feels all over!

Pilanesberg National Park is one of the places where you could find what they called “The Big Five”. We were lucky enough to see four of them. Lions, rhinos, buffalos and elephant. Leopards are hard to find so we were not able to see that one.

There were other animals that I have never seen before and I am not familiar with that we were able to see. We got to see some impalas, wild beest, giraffe, zebras and some hippos. We got to see a pride of lions and it was the most amazing thing. We didn’t get to take good photos of it though as they were hiding in the bushes and there were other jeepneys and cars along the way. But still, you don’t get to see that everyday and I’m so lucky to be able to witness such thing.

I am impressed by our guide as his eyes were so sharp. He could easily spot where the animals are even though they were down below the mountains or miles away from us. We got to see an elephant from afar. The guide says it would take the elephant around 45 mins to reach the road.

I guess one of the highlights of my safari trip was when we saw tons of buffalos migrating and crossing from east to west. The guide said that the last time he was able to see them was around June of last year. Since it was almost winter time there, animals are already migrating. It was one of the most stunning things I have ever seen.

Words aren’t enough to describe this trip and how I truly felt about it. I’m so thankful to my aunt for letting me experience these kind of things. I truly believe that nothing can ever beat this trip. You just can’t top it off.

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Migrações



1 - Morcegos - Greg du Toit

2 - Elefantes - Nuria Ortega

3 - Borboletas monarcas - WWL

4 - Flamingos - Martin Harvey

5 - Baleias brancas - Norbert Rosing

6 - Gnus - Burrard Lucas

7 - Arraias - Florian Schulz

8 - Sardinhas - Alexander Safanov

9 - Pinguins-rei - Andy Rouse

10 - Gansos-da-neve - Phil Goble

Avenging Angel: Part 2

Summary: You’ve spent the last five years on a dangerous mission to solve the crime that wrongly imprisoned your father. When the Winchesters find you half-frozen on the side of a mountain, they make it their own mission to save your life and make sure you stay alive. But after five years of uncovering horribly dark secrets, you’ve learned not to trust anyone. Especially people who seem like they have good intentions.

Word Count: 1539

Warnings: None

Part 1 of Avenging Angel


“Good night, honey bear,” your father whispered, kissing your forehead as you snuggled deeper under your covers. “Sleep tight.”

He turned to leave your room and you sat up in panic. “Daddy?”

“Yes, bear?” He took a few steps back into your room.

“Daddy, you won’t leave me, right? I don’t want you and mommy to leave me.”

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Pokémon in our Biomes pt. 3

I’ve recently decided to make a series of posts with hypothetical thinking and analyzing of what Pokémon species could potentially be found in the world’s biomes. Not at all relative to the games, I will be focusing primarily of the elements, design, and relativity to real life flora and fauna of Pokémon to depict where different species would roam on our big blue marble.

This is my third Pokémon in our biomes post, and this time I will be focusing on savannas. I will be including grassland and forest savannas, and will be basing my post mainly around the African Savannas. Growing up as a kid, I never really found African animals all that interesting. Lions, hyenas, elephants, for some reason large mammals just never really appealed to me. BUT! For the sake of Pokémon and biology, I find the concept intriguing as there is a diverse array of life in savannas, all evolved to adapt for different things.

If you’ve ever seen The Lion King, you know what to think of when you hear African Savanna. Not a lot of trees, open grasslands, fairly dry. Potentially a harsh environment but as we all know, animals and people thrive in these conditions just like any other. 

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Streifengans ~ Bar-headed Goose ~ Anser indicus

You might feel tempted to laugh with (or rather about, because hey, he/she’s got feathers on his/her tongue) this bird but noooooo, don’t do this. 

Bar-headed geese are exceptional and highly adaptable birds and one of the few bird species who are able to migrate over the Himalyas. They have to fly at altitudes of 20,000 to 30,000 feet (6,000 to 9,000 m) to cross the highest mountains on Earth ~ and they do this in one ultra-high non-stop flight.   

Bavaria, Germany (probably a couple of escapees)

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