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How do geese see?

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Hi. I have a question that is more about science than geese themselves. I looked all over the net but couldn't find anything so I thought you guys might know. How do geese see the world? Do they see in colors just like humans? I heard that birds can see the UV waves. It really maded me curious because my geese seem to have excellent sight. Whenever I look at them from a window they will instantly see me. It's almost creepy. 

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As of what I have noticed in our geese is yes they have excellent eye sight but I do not know if they see in color or not? They also have good hearing as well.

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We raise Sebastopol's only. Whites, Greys, Blues, Lavender, Splash, Saddleback and Buffs.

 

 

 

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We raise Sebastopol's only. Whites, Greys, Blues, Lavender, Splash, Saddleback and Buffs.

 

 

 

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Yes, geese see colors, and see UV, so while we have 3 primary colors, they have 4, so they see a different world than we do. Their visual acuity is also mus. They also have little binocular vision, so they have more difficulty with depth perception.

 

Clint

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There's a Wikipedia article on bird vision here.

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I googled that ? the other day. they do see in color. their eye sight isn't as good at night as in the day, but can still see. Did you notice how their eyelids close from the bottom up? not like human's top down? so cute!

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I googled that ? the other day. they do see in color. their eye sight isn't as good at night as in the day, but can still see. Did you notice how their eyelids close from the bottom up? not like human's top down? so cute!

Ducks are the same way close from bottom to top.

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 20 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 14Muscovy ducks, 1Embden Gander,1 Toulouse goose, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi. I have a question that is more about science than geese themselves. I looked all over the net but couldn't find anything so I thought you guys might know. How do geese see the world? Do they see in colors just like humans? I heard that birds can see the UV waves. It really maded me curious because my geese seem to have excellent sight. Whenever I look at them from a window they will instantly see me. It's almost creepy. 

 

Ha my geese are the same, if they see me in the window or at the slider and I've not gone out to feed them they peck at the glass.  They know I live in the house and if I delay feeding they peck around the perimeter.

 

 

I love my geese but I have to admit my first reaction to your "How to geese see" was "with a slanty, angry eye"

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Interesting..I was just outside and heard a flock overhead and realized I never thought about it.  I figured most all birds go to roost at night but I never thought about the geese I hear every year, sometimes all night long, flock after flock. 

 

Now that I'm thinking about, there's more birds that I didn't think about besides the owls, like the whipoorwill...are there more than these?

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