Royal Spoonbills Have Low Aspect Ration Wings

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Subject: Royal Spoonbills Have Low Aspect Ration Wings
From: Chris Shaw <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 02:16:07 +0000
Why do birds have such a huge variety of wing shapes? One common aerodynamic 
method is low ratio wings which provide slow speeds. Spoonbills have low aspect 
ratio wings for a good reason as the images at Bool Lagoon demonstrate. What 
other birds are similar?

Chris Shaw

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