Daily Archives: November 22, 2012

Flying “Missiles”

The Cape Gannet seems like a normal bird, but like the peregrine falcon, this bird is able to change its body shape in order to hunt its prey. As the Cape Gannet takes a nose dive towards the water, this bird folds its wings behind its body so that it is able to be more […]

A Downside to Dynamic Soaring?

Dynamic soaring is the ability that allows albatrosses to travel great distances without constantly expending energy to flap their wings.  Due to it, some birds are even able to fly around the entire Southern Ocean in only 46 days. However, this same evolutionary adaptation may restrict the range of environments that the various (endangered) species […]