The soaring phlyer split from its ancestor the taloned phlyer. It has grown to twice its ancestors size and lives primarily in the atmosphere. It mainly feeds on tropoworms but will not pass up carrion by their nesting sites. They nest at the tops of mountain ranges where there are few predators. This allows them to rest, mate and raise their offspring. After the matting season is done they go back to soaring across the planet.
Their huge double wings allow them to soar in the air with very little energy wasted. Typically one set of wings stay stationary while the other wings flap now and then. They will use their long sharp beak to grab tropoworms out of the air. Their 4 stubby limbs are mainly used for terrestrial walking and making nests rather than grabbing prey.
Their huge photosynthetic wings help boost their energy during the day. This can allow them to soar for a long time without eating or moving. Their keen eyesight looks out for prey or carrion. Their lungs have grown larger as well to help get more oxygen out of the thin air in the high atmosphere and mountains.