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A Birds’ Eye View of Avian Flight

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Some birds naturally fly left and others right. Credit: Antagain/iStockphoto

By Partha Bhagavatula

The “handedness” of birds enables them to navigate a collision-free path through complex environments, with some flying left of obstacles while others prefer to fly right.

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