What type of birds only mate while falling?

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What type of birds only mate while falling?
« on: 02/09/2008 23:31:52 »
I seem to remember a National Geographic video talking about this phenomenon years ago, but I can't remember the type of bird for the life of me.  Help! 
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What type of birds only mate while falling?
« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2008 02:22:58 »
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Bald Eagle courtship involves elaborate calls and flight displays.
The flight includes swoops, chases, and cartwheels, in which they fly high, lock talons, and free fall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle
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What type of birds only mate while falling?
« Reply #2 on: 03/09/2008 02:42:36 »
Sea eagles also show that behavior.

I don't think it is uncommon among eagles.

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What type of birds only mate while falling?
« Reply #3 on: 03/09/2008 02:44:42 »
great.  that's so helpful!  thanks!