What Drives Bird Vision? Bill Control and Predator Detection Overshadow Flight

@inproceedings{Martin2017WhatDB,
  title={What Drives Bird Vision? Bill Control and Predator Detection Overshadow Flight},
  author={Graham R. Martin},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2017}
}
Although flight is regarded as a key behavior of birds this review argues that the perceptual demands for its control are met within constraints set by the perceptual demands of two other key tasks: the control of bill (or feet) position, and the detection of food items/predators. Control of bill position, or of the feet when used in foraging, and timing of their arrival at a target, are based upon information derived from the optic flow-field in the binocular region that encompasses the bill… CONTINUE READING
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