List of soaring birds

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A red kite soaring.

This is a list of soaring birds, which are birds that can maintain flight without wing flapping, using rising air currents. Many gliding birds are able to "lock" their extended wings by means of a specialized tendon.[1]

Bird of prey
Sea birds

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  1. ^ Loon, Rael (2005). Sasol Birds - the inside Story. City: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHED. p. 20. ISBN 1-77007-151-2.