Small birds' vision: Not so sharp but superfast

2016-03-31

One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes as well. Yet birds are famed more for their good visual acuity. Joint research by Uppsala University, Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) now shows that, in small passerines (perching birds) in the wild, vision is considerably faster than in any other vertebrates - and more than twice as fast as ours.

- Read more in Terra Daily
- The new research findings by Jannika Boström and co-workers at IEG and SLU are published in PLOS ONE.

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