Visual fields in woodcocks Scolopax rusticola (Scolopacidae; Charadriiformes)

  title={Visual fields in woodcocks Scolopax rusticola (Scolopacidae; Charadriiformes)},
  author={Graham R. Martin},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Woodcocks, Scolopax rusticola, are long-billed terrestrial wading birds (Scolopacidae; Charadriiformes) which forage primarily by probing in soft substrates for invertebrates. Visual field topography in restrained alert birds was investigated using an ophthalmoscopic reflex technique. 1. Eye movements of significant amplitude are absent. 2. The retinal binocular field is long and narrow. It extends through 190° in the median sagittal plane. When the head adopts a normal posture (bill at an… CONTINUE READING
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