White-tailed Kite landing photo
White-tailed Kite,   Photo Image # WTKI 94

This White-tailed Kite photo shows God's wonderful design for landing - wings straight, wing tips and tail spread, alula feathers up, secondaries curved downward, legs & talons down...all to increase lift at slow speeds and increase drag for a soft landing.  Compare it to the photo of a Northern Gas Hawk next to this White-tailed Kite in the gallery.

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