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Old Sunday 21st July 2019, 23:02   #1
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Mississippi Kite

Do you know the purpose of this Mississippi Kites wings being in this position while perched? Original question expired and UN-answered. Question too difficult?
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Old Sunday 21st July 2019, 23:19   #2
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Heat dissipation? Just a guess, mind you

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Old Sunday 21st July 2019, 23:22   #3
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Rapid take-off response position?

Display posture to conspecifics?
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Heat dissipation? Just a guess, mind you

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Excellent guess.

IIR that pic was taken on a summer day when the outdoor ambient was about 107F ( 41.7 C ) and not enough wind for a kite to fly the way they love to fly.
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