types of flight flapping soaring/ gliding diving uses a lot of wing movement & energy move upward on rising warm air currents Does not use lift Use falling currents of cool air To coast downward
Birds with different types of flight have wings that are shaped very differently. Many seabirds, like albatrosses and seagulls, have long, narrow pointed wings for gliding long distances over the ocean. Long, broad eagle wings have a large surface area for soaring on rising warm air currents. Short rounded wings allow pheasants rapid takeoffs, good maneuverability, and short glides. Similar to a high speed jet, swallows have relatively small, narrow, tapering wings.