Animals of many species rely on movement cues for detection of approaching predators. Video playback experiments were used to determine the motion characteristics necessary for the recognition of aerial predators in Jacky dragons (Amphibolurus muricatus). A pilot study demonstrated that digital video playback of a live raptor, the Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), flying straight towards the camera was sufficient to elicit anti-predator responses, and also suggested that direction of movement was important.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||29th Annual Conference - Animal Welfare Centre, University of Melbourne|
Duration: 3 Apr 2002 → 6 Apr 2002
|Conference||29th Annual Conference|
|City||Animal Welfare Centre, University of Melbourne|
|Period||3/04/02 → 6/04/02|
Carlile, P., Peters, R., & Evans, C. (2002). The importance of motion for recognition of looming stimuli by an Australian Agamid lizard. 23-23. Abstract from 29th Annual Conference, Animal Welfare Centre, University of Melbourne, .