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Ultraviolet Vision in Birds
Publisher Summary Birds can see ultraviolet (UV) light because, unlike humans, their lenses and other ocular media transmit UV, and they possess a class of photoreceptor, which is maximally sensitiveExpand
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Is the ultraviolet waveband a special communication channel in avian mate choice?
There is growing evidence that ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths play an important role in avian mate choice. One of the first experiments to support this idea showed that female zebra finchesExpand
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Avian colour vision and avian video playback experiments
Abstract Video playback potentially allows the presentation, manipulation, and replication of realistic moving visual stimuli, in a way that is impossible with real animals or static dummies, andExpand
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Ultraviolet cues affect the foraging behaviour of blue tits
The function of avian ultraviolet (UV) vision is only just beginning to be understood. One plausible hypothesis is that UV vision enhances the foraging ability of birds. To test this, we carried outExpand
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Ultraviolet vision and mate choice in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata)
Ultraviolet (UV) vision is well documented for many species of vertebrates. UV cues are known to be used in foraging, navigation and in mate choice. We conducted a series of behavioral experiments toExpand
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Spectral irradiance and foraging efficiency in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata
The spectral composition of the light environment can have important implications for visually mediated behaviours. We examined how spectral irradiance influences the behaviour of guppies foragingExpand
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The effects of the light environment on prey choice by zebra finches.
Recent research has highlighted the extent to which birds utilise ultraviolet vision in mate choice and foraging. However, neither the importance of the ultraviolet compared with other regions of theExpand
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Ultraviolet dermal reflexion and mate choice in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata
Abstract Some fish, including the guppy, have the ability to perceive ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. Female guppies prefer to associate with males that are viewed under light conditions that includeExpand
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Does prey dispersion affect frequency-dependent predation by wild birds?
Abstract Despite the fact that the vast majority of natural prey items are dispersed in a non-random manner, few studies of frequency-dependent selective predation have explicitly examined the effectExpand
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