The deep fovea, sideways vision and spiral flight paths in raptors.

@article{Tucker2000TheDF,
  title={The deep fovea, sideways vision and spiral flight paths in raptors.},
  author={V A Tucker},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={203 Pt 24},
  pages={3745-54}
}
  • V A Tucker
  • Published 2000 in The Journal of experimental biology
Raptors - falcons, hawks and eagles in this study - have two regions of the retina in each eye that are specialized for acute vision: the deep fovea and the shallow fovea. The line of sight of the deep fovea points forwards and approximately 45 degrees to the right or left of the head axis, while that of the shallow fovea also points forwards but approximately 15 degrees to the right or left of the head axis. The anatomy of the foveae suggests that the deep fovea has the higher acuity. Several… CONTINUE READING
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