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How the Owl Tracks Its Prey

Konishi, Masakazu (2012) How the Owl Tracks Its Prey. American Scientist, 100 (6). pp. 494-503. ISSN 0003-0996. doi:10.1511/2012.99.494. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121115-154052623

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Abstract

The structure of owls' ears enable them to rapidly spatially locate the origin of sounds that are literally as quiet as a mouse. Author Masakazu Konishi describes clever and elegant experimentation to discover owls' binaural hearing, while including beautiful infrared photography of owl flight. This Classic article was first published in the July–August 1973 issue, and is reprinted as part of American Scientist’s centennial year celebration. The author is widely recognized for his neuroethological research on prey capture auditory systems in owls and singing in songbirds.


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Alternate Title:How the Owl Tracks Its Prey - Experiments with trained barn owls reveal how their acute sense of hearing enables them to catch prey in the dark
Additional Information:© 2012 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
Issue or Number:6
DOI:10.1511/2012.99.494
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:20 Nov 2012 17:51
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