Birds-Eye View: Mounted cam shows falcons hunting

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by KMOV.com Staff

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Posted on January 21, 2014 at 1:20 PM

(KMOV) -- A filmmaker and Harvard professor teamed up to uncover the secrets to how falcons hunt their prey.

In this footage captured by a bird-mounted camera, scientists were able to look into the physics of falcons' flight when hunting.

The videos revealed to scientists that the birds use a kind of 'motion camouflaging' as they zigzag their flight paths when pursuing prey.

 

After seeing a documentary about birds of prey in which such cameras were used, Belgian, Eddy De Mol, provided Dr. Suzanne Amador Kane with the footage of falcons hunting in 2011 over farmland in Wallonia, in Southern Belgium.

 

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