Visual pigments, cone oil droplets and ocular media in four species of estrildid finch

  title={Visual pigments, cone oil droplets and ocular media in four species of estrildid finch},
  author={Nathan S. Hart and Julian C. Partridge and Andrew T. D. Bennett and Innes C. Cuthill},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
Abstract. A microspectrophotometric study was conducted on the retinal photoreceptors of four species of bird: cut-throat finches (Amadina fasciata), gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae), white-headed munias (Lonchura maja) and plum-headed finches (Neochmia modesta). Spectral characteristics of the photoreceptors in all four species were very similar. Rods contained a medium-wavelength-sensitive visual pigment with a wavelength of maximum absorbance at 502–504 nm. Four spectrally distinct… Expand
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