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INVERTED FLIGHT, © 2019 David A. Ponton

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Peregrine falcon's wings and body are inverted to enable the powerful "down stroke" of its wings to make the transition from level flight to diving, and to accelerate its gravity dive toward prey, while keeping its head oriented with gravity and flight direction. © 2019 David A. Ponton
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Peregrine falcon's wings and body are inverted to enable the powerful "down stroke" of its wings to make the transition from level flight to diving, and  to accelerate its gravity dive toward prey, while keeping its head oriented with gravity and flight direction. © 2019 David A. Ponton