How to simulate what birds may see: simulated bird vision

Written by  Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:46


Birds (many of them) have the ability to see UV (ultraviolet) light, which we humans cannot see.

The following graphic illustrates that by comparing our (rather limited) human spectral range to the larger one birds have, including UV (ultraviolet), based on them being tetrachromats (they see 4 colors: UV, Blue, Green, Red approx. 300-700nm), whereas we humans are trichromats (we only see 3 colors: Blue, Green, Red, approx. 400-700nm).

Be reminded: The pink-magenta UV "color" shown here has been chosen to make it better visible for us humans, it is a "false color", as per definition UV light (approx. 300-400nm) has no color!


The entire original article can be found here.

Martina Badidová

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