The distance between the tips of the outstretched wings.
Wingspan is larger, so it is more capable to fly
While there are many South American birds with a wide wingspan, the Condor is the largest one. Condor is a specie of vulture with a wingspan of up to 10-12 feet.
Black-capped is 8 inches (Sibley Guide to Birds of NA).
It would be the same as saying a birds wingspan ... the bird may look small but when it spreads its wings it grow by upwards of 6 feet ... when a play is on any Field his wingspan is how far he/she can starch to the left or right ...
It is and isn't at the same time. Each species of birds have a different size wingspan for different flight. For example the Wandering Albatross has the largest wingspan out of any bird species and they use it for catching thermals and flying about the ocean. Swallows need a much smaller wingspan so that they can easily maneuver to catch insects and nesting materials on the wing. The kakapo needs a smaller wingspan because it can't fly. I'm sorry if I didn't answer your question Thank you for using wiki answers
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I think it has to do with their wingspan. Their wings are so long they have to hop to really be able to spread them out. I think their wingspan is over 6 foot in length on some birds.
They are big birds, with a large wingspan and are endangered. Some of them live in the Antarctica! brrr cold By Foteini