Pink? Blue? Green? Purple? Yellow?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lilhens, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. lilhens

    lilhens Out Of The Brooder

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    Can Ducks see colours? [​IMG]
     
  2. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They must, they go after our (daughters & me) painted toe nails all the time! lol
     
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think so.[​IMG]
     
  4. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I once wore a bright orange hoodie to go and see the ducks and they wouldn't come anywhere near me! [​IMG] They're not fans of orange, so I think they do see colours [​IMG]
     
  5. muslw4

    muslw4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would make sense that ducks, as any other bird would see color. It seems to be so important in the bird mating world. Hense, brightly colored males and all.
     
  6. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I read somewhere that they see exactly like humans.....I could be wrong. They do see in color though.
     
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  7. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, birds have excellent colour vision. And they can see ultraviolet light too. The 'refresh' rate of their retinas is shorter than ours, meaning that fast moving things look much less blurry to them than they do to us. They can also see much slower movement than us (so something slow-moving that seems to be still to us will look like it's moving to them).

    So - their vision is much more impressive than ours (even though ours is pretty good).
     

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