Posts Tagged: Northern Pintail

Maximum Performance Landing

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Male Northern Pintail, landing with feet down (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)


They do this all the time……A Male Northern Pintail Duck landing, maintaining control during rapid deceleration with a high angle of attack with feathers showing wings in a stall! The feather’s design allows the tip feathers to rotate to a lower angle of attack and avoid stall.  A ‘short pond landing’.