The Sensory Ecology of Birds by Graham R. Martin download in pdf, ePub, iPad
It may also include specific refinements of senses, such as echolocation and remote touch from the bill. The book recognises that there are many complex and subtle trade-offs and complementarities of information between different types of sensory information. Reading this book will change your view of birds forever, they can see and smell better than you probably think, but hear less well.
We can never truly know, but Graham Martin does his best to help us understand not only how birds see the world, bur hear, touch and smell it too. Colour vision evolved more to help locate objects than because of the need to see in colour, for instance.
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