Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 17, 2020

Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings 

The Guardian reports

World’s largest soaring bird flaps wings only 1% of time in flight, study shows

A study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings.

The Andean condor has a 3-metre (10ft) wingspan and weighs up to 15kg (33lbs), making it the world’s heaviest soaring bird.

Read story at  Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings | Environment | The Guardian


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