Exploitation of an ancient escape circuit by an avian predator: relationships between taxon-specific prey escape circuits and the sensitivity to visual cues from the predator.

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The painted redstart Myioborus pictus uses visual displays to flush, pursue, and then capture an abundance of brachyceran Diptera that are equipped with giant fiber escape circuits. This paper investigates the relationships between features of the giant fiber system, the structure of visual stimuli produced by redstarts and their effectiveness in eliciting… (More)

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@article{Jaboski2001ExploitationOA, title={Exploitation of an ancient escape circuit by an avian predator: relationships between taxon-specific prey escape circuits and the sensitivity to visual cues from the predator.}, author={Piotr G. Jabłoński and Nicholas James Strausfeld}, journal={Brain, behavior and evolution}, year={2001}, volume={58 4}, pages={218-40} }