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Falcons have natural 'eye makeup' to improve hunting ability


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Dark 'eyeliner' feathers of peregrine falcons act as sun shields to improve the birds' hunting ability, a new scientific study suggests. Scientists have long speculated that falcons' eye markings improve their ability to target fast-moving prey, like pigeons and doves, in bright sunlight. Now research suggests these markings have evolved according to the climate; the sunnier the bird's habitat, the larger and darker are the tell-tale dark 'sun-shade' feathers.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/OeD7f4HZM2s

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