Animal colour vision — behavioural tests and physiological concepts

@article{Kelber2003AnimalCV,
  title={Animal colour vision — behavioural tests and physiological concepts},
  author={Almut Kelber and Misha Vorobyev and Daniel C. Osorio},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={78}
}
Over a century ago workers such as J. Lubbock and K. von Frisch developed behavioural criteria for establishing that non‐human animals see colour. Many animals in most phyla have since then been shown to have colour vision. Colour is used for specific behaviours, such as phototaxis and object recognition, while other behaviours such as motion detection are colour blind. Having established the existence of colour vision, research focussed on the question of how many spectral types of… 
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