Camera on a bird - level 3

Camera on a bird - level 3

31-01-2014 14:00

Extraordinary footage from a state of the art camera mounted on a falcon’s back.

The video has just emerged after being used in a scientific survey. It looked into the physics of flight while the birds are hunting. We didn’t say it was pretty.

The videos revealed to scientists that the birds use a kind of “motion camouflaging”, as they zigzag trying to catch their next dinner.

The birds also use their wide field of vision to keep their eyes firmly fixed on their prey while they move in the air.

The film was taken in Belgium back in 2011.

Difficult words: extraordinary (very great), state of the art (the newest and best), mounted (fixed), falcon (big bird which catches smaller birds), survey (getting more information), look into (study), camouflage (hide), zigzag (move and suddenly turn right and left), prey (animal which is killed and eaten by another animal).

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