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A college researcher has captured some amazing footage of falcons in flight from the bird's point of view.

Suzanne Kane, a Haverford College researcher, recently completed and published a study on how falcons trap their prey. Popular Science reports rather than using computer models for her study, Kane had bird handlers attach tiny cameras to the falcons' heads, looking like a mask.

The researcher found that when falcons hunt crow, they fly up straight behind them and keep the crow locked in their sights.

The Company of Biologists published some of the footage on YouTube Thursday in a neat, little video that chronicles falcons' hunting tactics.

Beware that the camera is extremely shaky, but it's worth watching if you feel you can hang with the falcons.

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