How do birds see?

Ksenia Gaynulina
Ksenia Gaynulina
November 26, 2014
How do birds see?

Thanks to the main senses (smell, hearing, touch), we can navigate the surrounding world, and the organs of sight, the eyes, are the most important source of communication between living organisms and the external environment.

As is known, all living beings, starting with a person, ending with the most primitive life forms, see and perceive the world differently. It is believed that for the dog the world appears in black and white, and the horse is able to distinguish between blue and green colors, but basically it sees all the objects in shades of gray.

Today we will talk about how the birds see. It should immediately say that all types of birds see differently.

For example, owls have excellent night vision, during the day they also see, but much worse. In general, all birds have sharp eyesight - they see about 5 times better when compared with a person, moreover, they perceive a wider range of colors than people. Daytime birds even see ultraviolet. According to scientists, all the colors of the bird are seen very bright, but again, each species has its own characteristics.

Birds that hunt, for example, an eagle, a kite, a vulture, have excellent binocular vision, thanks to which they easily track down their prey even hundreds of meters away.

Birds also have a wider field of view, which is about 300 degrees.