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COURTSHIP BEGGING, © 2017 David A. Ponton

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In the late part of the courtship phase, a young adult female peregrine lowers her wings as she wails at the male. Drooped wing begging is a juvenile behavior that carries over to adult pairing, with less wing drooping as the female matures. © 2017 David A. Ponton [extreme crop from long lens limits repro. size]
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In the late part of the courtship phase, a young adult female peregrine lowers her wings as she wails at the male. Drooped wing begging is a juvenile behavior that carries over to adult pairing, with less wing drooping as the female matures. © 2017 David A. Ponton [extreme crop from long lens limits repro. size]