This poster shows the most important migratory birds in excellent picture quality.
They are presented in their summer and winter plumage, flying, swimming, or just standing around.
Male, female, and juvenile forms are shown.
Their length from beak to tip of tail and the wing span is stated.
Some are big some are small. Some are well-known, others less well-known.
The routes they take are shown on 22 globes of the world. For easier recognition, the birds are marked with a coloured point.
This colour is then to be found on the route on the corresponding globe.
Interesting facts worth knowing on some of the depicted birds.
The voice of the White Stork
is very weak and for this reason, he makes himself heard by clattering with his bill.
Frequent bill clattering is used during courtship and to fend off rivals,
The stork is known in some places as a symbol of luck.
The White Stork glides most of the time, and to do this he uses warm air pockets (thermics).
There are no thermics over water so the White Stork has to fly around the Mediterranean to get to Africa.
The so-called “west storks” migrate over the Mediterranean at Gibraltar to spend the winter in West Africa from Senegal to Lake Chad.
The winter quarters of the “eastern storks” stretches from East Africa to South Africa.
That is a distance of almost 10,000 kilometres, one way.
Red Footed Falcons
are also long-distance fliers. They fly a stretch of more than 20,000 kilometres.
And if you think that is a lot, then take a look at the route of the coastal Swallows
This is the migratory bird with the longest route to fly.
Its summer habitat lies between the 60th and 75th northern parallel.
Its winter habitat lies between the 55th and 70th southern parallel, in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean, in the Weddell Sea and just short of the Antarctic.
These swallows fly a distance of up to 30,000 kilometres from the Arctic breeding grounds to the Antarctic winter quarters and back.
You might think that they do nothing else but fly.
The birds are named in English, French, German, and Latin.
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Art Print on 230g paper (m²).