The fast and forceful kicking strike of the secretary bird

@article{Portugal2016TheFA,
  title={The fast and forceful kicking strike of the secretary bird},
  author={S. Portugal and C. Murn and E. L. Sparkes and M. Daley},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={R58-R59}
}
The study of animal locomotion has uncovered principles that can be applied to bio-inspired robotics, prosthetics and rehabilitation medicine, while also providing insight into musculoskeletal form and function [1-4]. In particular, study of extreme behaviors can reveal mechanical constraints and trade-offs that have influenced evolution of limb form and function [1,2]. Secretary birds (Sagittarius serpentarius; Figure 1A) are large terrestrial birds of prey endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, which… Expand
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