Long Wings and Short Wings
In nature, you will find each bird and animal has special characteristics which enables it to do a certain task better. The kingfisher has short wings, which allows it to hover over a lake so it can swoop down and catch a fish. However, birds like the eagle have wings that are spread wide apart and are less likely to be seen fluttering anywhere close to the ground.
The measure from one wing tip to another is called wingspan. The eagle can fly high with strong wings and you will see him soaring way above, a tiny speck of black in the blue skies. But you will never see him flying low down like the kingfisher. Each bird adapts for survival in its own way.