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Follow-Wing
The Violet Follow-wing is a violet, arrow-shaped, scavenging flyer from Darwin IV. They were first thoroughly observed in Vallis Przewalski in Planitia Borealis one autumn day, during the First Darwinian Expedition. It is a smaller relative of the skewer.

Traveling in small flights, these two-meter-long flyers bank and turn with startling precision.

Retinues of follow-wings will follow predators like skewers when a hunt has commenced. When skewers dive in front of follow-wings, instantly they slow and fall in behind their immense cousins, veering and banking as the larger flyers do.

After a kill, the scavenging follow-wings are in a frenzy, darting forward to nip at the slaughtered prey animal (such as a symet) with their vertically hinged jaws, even while it is still impaled upon a skewer's lance. Bits of flesh fall from the killed prey animal to be snapped up by other follow-wings. The soaring skewers take absolutely no notice of the scavengers, absorbed as they are in sucking a carcass dry. A few minutes later, the follow-wings are presented with a fluidless husk as the skewer lets it fall. Without hesitation the scavengers peel off and dive after their meal, making so many passes at the body that little more than bones hit the ground.

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