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Falcons spiral in for the kill

Sideways vision means there is more to the prey-plucking plummet of a peregrine falcon than meets the eye.

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  1. Tucker,V. Gliding flight: Drag and torque of a hawk and falcon with straight and turned heads, and a lower value for the parasite drag coefficient. Journal of Experimental Biology 203, 3733 - 3744 2000

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Adam, D. Falcons spiral in for the kill. Nature (2000).

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