Head cam shows how falcons track prey

By Ashley Yeager, 18:37 PM January 15, 2014

Footage from miniature video cameras strapped to falcons' backs or heads shows that the animals use a form of motion camouflage to attack and capture flying prey.

The falcon headgear shows how the animal adjusts its flight to create motion camouflage. With this strategy, the prey remains in a fixed spot in the falcon's field of view, and the falcon remains stationary from the perspective of its prey until the final seconds before being attacked, scientists report January 15 in the Journal of E...

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