How Birds See The World As Compared To Humans

Birds are tetrachromats, they see four colors: UV, blue, green and red, whereas humans are trichromats and can only see three colors: blue, green, red. Hence the differences in vision below. Bear in mind, that the magenta UV ‘color’ shown here has been chosen to make it visible for us humans, it is a ‘false color’, as per definition UV light has no color.

Human Vision vs Bird Vision
Human Vision vs Bird Vision
Human Vision vs Bird Vision
Human Vision vs Bird Vision


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    • I truly enjoyed this tidbit of information and the demonstration. But I disagree on one point: UV light does have a color, but you have to be a bird to see it. And what it may look like is anybody’s guess. Philosophically, it is similar to asking, “If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?”


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