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Hawks steer attacks using a guidance system tuned for close pursuit of erratically manoeuvring targets

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Aerial predators adopt a variety of different hunting styles, with divergent flight morphologies typically adapted either to high-speed interception or manoeuvring through clutter, but how are their sensorimotor systems tuned in relation to habitat structure and prey behavior? Falcons intercept prey at high-speed using the same proportional navigation guidance law as homing missiles. This classical guidance law works well in the open, but performs sub-optimally against highly-manoeuvrable tar...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41467-019-10454-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Grant:
European Union’s Horizon 2020: 682501
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
10
Pages:
Article: 2462
Publication date:
2019-06-11
Acceptance date:
2019-05-07
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pubs id:
pubs:996581
URN:
uri:4b7d32d0-3c24-4037-942f-45139bc76be7
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uuid:4b7d32d0-3c24-4037-942f-45139bc76be7
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pubs:996581

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