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Is it possible for birds to mate while flying?

I was in my backyard when all of a sudden I noticed 2 birds seperated from eachother the big one was flying while the small one went the other way and made a small chirp sound and all I saw was 3 feathers floating down. It happened pretty quick. Just curious.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Pets

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  • At least some species do. from

    White-throated swifts, birds native to the American West, sometimes copulate while falling through the air of a canyon [source: Stanford].

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    I believe I've also heard of some variety of eagle doing this, though I'm not certain.


    Answer by ThistleofTexas at 2:02 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

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