A bird’s eye view: Songbirds perceive colour like humans

Faced with a glorious spectrum of colour, songbirds, just like humans, look for the big picture.

Zebra finch in colour perception experiment
RYAN HUANG, TERRACOMMUNICATIONS, LLC

“Faced with a glorious spectrum of colour, songbirds, just like humans, look for the big picture.

They can lump nearby hues in the colour spectrum into categories, such as shades that are generally red, or generally orange.

A study now shows that this affects their ability to distinguish between certain colours.

The findings, by a team from Duke University in North Carolina, are published in the journal Nature. “

via A bird’s eye view: Songbirds perceive colour like humans — BBC News – Science & Environment

Full link to this interesting article here.

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