Data from: Gliding for a free lunch: biomechanics of foraging flight in Common Swifts (Apus apus)

Tyson Hedrick, Cecile Pichot & Emmanuel De Margerie
Although the biomechanics of animal flight have been well studied in laboratory apparatus such as wind tunnels for many years, the applicability of these data to natural flight behaviour has been examined in few instances and mostly in the context of long-distance migration. Here we use rotational stereo-videography to record the free-flight trajectories of foraging common swifts. We find that despite their exquisite manoeuvring capabilities, the swifts only rarely performed high-acceleration turns. More surprisingly, we...
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