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Bird behavior, vision


Go here for a series of amazing photos of a heron capturing a gopher.
I'm not accustomed to seeing herons hunt rodents, much less rodents of
unusual size! Also, check out the way the prey has been speared .


Go here for a photo of a heron's eyes and surprising binocular (or
near-binocular) vision (scroll down). 


Food for thought: Do any of the non-avian dinosaurs or early birds have
orbits that might permit this kind of downcast binocular vision? (I have
lots of questions about how dinosaur eyes may have been positioned but
I'll stick to this one question for now.)