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(YouTube)   Someone figured strapping a tiny video camera to a falcon when it was out hunting was a good idea. And it was   ( divider line
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GoPro camera on falcon's back: Mid-flight bird attack caught on camera

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Cameras mounted on birds have unlocked secrets of how falcons hunt their prey. Footage filmed from cameras on the birds' backs and heads has just emerged after being used in a scientific study into the physics of falcons' flight while hunting. The videos revealed to scientists that the birds use a kind of 'motion camouflaging' as they zigzag their flight paths when pursuing prey. Report by Katie Lamborn.

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