Swainson’s Hawk In Flight With Feet Fully Tucked

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Do some raptor species tuck their feet faster after take-off than others? I’m beginning to think so. […]

Light Morph Swainson’s Hawk – An Athletic Takeoff

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Whenever I catch this posture at takeoff I’m always impressed by the physical effort and athletic ability required to become airborne. […]