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Eyeball challenge: stone wheel puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes with good close-up vision to solve a puzzle and unlock ...

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Eyeball challenge: mission 2

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Find your way through an ancient temple by choosing eyes suited ...

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Vultures feeding on Cape buffalo carcass

This colour image is a photograph of two vultures feeding on the carcass of a Cape buffalo ('Cyncerus caffer') in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. A white-backed vulture ('Gyps africanus') sits on the carcass while the hooded vulture ('Necrosyrtes monarchus') sits beside the carcass. The adult buffalo is partially ...

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Powerful owl

This colour image is a photograph of an adult powerful owl ('Ninox strenua'). The owl is a dark greyish-brown and has a white belly with dark greyish-brown V-shaped markings. The owl has piercing yellow eyes and large sharp talons.

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Brown falcon searching for prey at dusk

The brown falcon in this photograph is perched up in a tree on a leafless branch. From its vantage point, it can search for prey on the ground. Some of its hunting features are long sharp talons, large eyes and a hooked beak for tearing prey apart.

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Wedge-tailed eagle feeding on small prey

This is a colour photograph of a wedge-tailed eagle ('Aquila audax') feeding on a small prey item. The eagle is standing on a tree branch and its wings are spread. (Classification - Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Falconiformes, Family: Accipitridae.)

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Diet of barking owls, 'Ninox connivens': dataset

This article from an academic science journal reports on the breeding season diet of barking owls ('Ninox connivens'). The article includes a data table showing details of the diet of a family of barking owls located in Armidale, New South Wales. The table contains information about the weight of a number of species of ...

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Diet of the barn owl, 'Tyto alba': dataset

This article from an academic science journal reports on the diet of the barn owl ('Tyto alba') near Lake Frome in arid South Australia. The article includes a data table showing details of the diet of the barn owl at three sites in arid north-eastern SA. The table contains information about the weight of a number of species ...

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Animal weapons: wedge-tailed eagle

This is a colour clip showing a wedge-tailed eagle ('Aquila audax'), Australia's largest bird of prey, hunting and killing a rabbit or hare. The clip describes the adaptations that make the wedge-tail a successful predator. Wedge-tailed eagles can sight their prey while soaring a kilometre high in the sky as well as making ...

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Animal weapons: peregrine falcon

This is a colour clip showing how the peregrine falcon ('Falco peregrinus') uses a body design adapted for speed to prey on medium-sized birds. The clip likens the peregrine falcon to a living missile as it plummets at great speed from the sky in a precise dive. It levels out moments before impact and strikes the prey with ...

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Animal weapons: Australian kestrel

This is a colour clip showing how the Australian kestrel ('Falco cenchroides'), also known as the Nankeen kestrel, uses a 'super sense' to hunt for mice and rats. The kestrel is able to see in the ultraviolet light spectrum, which enables it to scan large areas in a short time. Once the kestrel spots its prey it swoops ...

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Animal weapons: barn owl

This is a colour clip showing how the barn owl, a nocturnal hunter, uses its acute hearing to detect its prey, mainly the house mouse ('Mus musculus'). In the quiet of the night the owl listens to the sounds made by nocturnal animals. Having evolved to receive high-frequency sound waves, it uses a mental 'sound map' to ...

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National parks: Flinders Ranges

This is a colour clip showing the landscapes, history, flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia. The clip opens with a description of pastoral expansion from the 1850s, followed by scenes of wildlife and river red gums. It then describes how Wilpena Pound was occupied by graziers during a ...

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Animal Olympians: falcon

This is a clip showing a peregrine falcon ('Falco peregrinus') in flight, soaring through the sky and swooping to capture its prey, a pigeon. This short clip focuses on the speed of the sprint flight champion falcon and the use of its body to optimise its hunting abilities. The clip is 1 minute 17 seconds in length. (Classification ...

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Giant eagle

This is a fibreglass model of the extinct New Zealand giant eagle known as Haast's eagle ('Harpagornis moorei'). It was the largest eagle ever recorded, and had talons as big as tiger's claws, a low, narrow skull and an elongated beak. Males weighed up to 10 kg while females weighed up to 14 kg. Harpagornis was capable ...