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Can the tips of a birds wings touch so that it would form a ring if view from above or below? I suspect it might be a bird of prey and at the moment it is picking something up from the ground but I can't find a good photo.

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    $\begingroup$ Please edit to clarify your question. Are you asking if it's possible for a bird to touch its wings together, or are you asking for an identification of a species that you see doing this?? $\endgroup$ Jul 9, 2019 at 15:16

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Black herons (Egretta ardesiaca) can overlap their wing tips in front of them while doing what is known as canopy feeding. Black herons canopy feeding ("umbrella" posture).

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  • $\begingroup$ Oooo, just saw this! Great example! $\endgroup$ Dec 30, 2021 at 5:58
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I think I knew some herons must do this because of "canopy feeding" by the Reddish Egret — happy new year! $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Jan 1 at 2:41
  • $\begingroup$ Cool, I never knew that. Happy New Year to you, too! $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 3:13

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