Posts tagged: vision

Hummingbird Vision Wired to Avoid High-Speed Collisions

Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation. Now researchers have discovered that the tiny birds process visual information differently from other animals, perhaps to handle the demands of their extreme aerial acrobatics. “Birds fly faster than […]

Thursday September 8th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hummingbird Vision Wired to Avoid High-Speed Collisions

Bird’s Superfast Vision

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, […]

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bird’s Superfast Vision