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FLYING AHEAD

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Sandhill crane in flight, showing primary feathers spread and flexing from air flow during the upward stroke of the wing. Streamlined position of neck, legs, and feet is evident. Middle Rio Grande Valley, NM. © David A. Ponton
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Sandhill crane in flight, showing primary feathers spread and flexing from air flow during the upward stroke of the wing.  Streamlined position of neck, legs, and feet is evident. Middle Rio Grande Valley, NM. © David A. Ponton