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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (24): 3745–3754.
Published: 15 December 2000
... at high speeds: at a speed of 70 m s −1 , turning their head sideways to view the prey straight ahead with high visual acuity may increase aerodynamic drag by a factor of 2 or more and slow the raptor down. Raptors could resolve this conflict by diving along a logarithmic spiral path with their head...
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J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (24): 3755–3763.
Published: 15 December 2000
... acuity at the deep fovea of one eye, but the head in this position increases aerodynamic drag and slows the falcon down. The falcon could resolve this conflict by holding its head straight and flying along a logarithmic spiral path that keeps the line of sight of the deep fovea pointed sideways...