Birds might be known for flight, but they must also be adept at landing. This Philippine Eagle lands by orienting its body vertically, spreading its wings and flapping to slow down, and outstretching its feet, reaching for a landing spot with its large talons.

This video accompanies Chapter 5, Avian Flight, Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd Edition from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Wiley Publishing.

Recorded by Neil Rettig