Outtakes: Going to Great Heights for Swallow-tailed Kites

   April 01, 2016    

Article by: NATURE CONSERVANCY MAGAZINE | Photos by: MAC STONE

Swallow-tailed kites differ from most raptors in that they eat during flight, using their talons to catch prey and pass it to their beaks in midair. The bird’s distinctive tail makes flight control possible during these complicated maneuvers. 

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