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Swallow-Tailed Kite

Juvenile swallow-tailed kite holding wings out. The birds would hold this posture for several minutes at a time. Reminds me of how vultures do this. Why?
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Swallow-tailed kite perched with wings spread
Juvenile swallow-tailed kite holding wings out. The birds would hold this posture for several minutes at a time. Reminds me of how vultures do this. Why?

Filename: _MG_9308 Juvenile-swallow-tailed-kite-wings-spread.TIF
From gallery: Swallow-Tailed Kite
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Date: 9 Jul 2013
Location: Crosby TX
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