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Running Ponies

Falconcam reveals the secrets of mid-air raptor pursuit

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So good at hunting they’re named after their prize, birds of prey have a whole lot to teach us about flight and airborne pursuit. But for whatever reason – perhaps because they’re so quick – very little research has been done to figure out their hunting strategies. Exactly how do they catch their equally agile [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Raptor vs raptor

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: a female Northern (or Eurasian) sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus and male Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus, photographed together after (it seems) the hawk grabbed the kestrel as a potential prey item. The photo was taken by John Sykes in the Wick Fields area near Christchurch, Dorset, UK, and has been featured [...]

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