Camera on a Bird – level 2

05-04-2023 15:00

A great video, which was taken in Belgium in 2011, emerged. It was taken by a camera which was fixed on a falcon’s back.

Scientists used the video to study falcons. The scientists were interested in the physics of flight while the birds hunt. The video revealed to scientists that the birds use a kind of “motion camouflaging”, as they fly to catch their dinner.

The birds also use their wide field of vision to keep their eyes fixed on their prey.

Difficult words: falcon (a big bird which catches smaller birds), camouflage (hide), prey (an animal which is killed and eaten by another animal).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Which techniques do falcons use to make sure their prey does not escape their grasp?


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