Spectacular bird’s-eye view? Hummingbirds see diverse colors humans can only imagine

Hummingbird feeding on flowers (stock image).Credit: © Martha Marks / stock.adobe.com To find food, dazzle mates, escape predators and navigate diverse terrain, birds rely on their excellent color vision.advertisement “Humans are color-blind compared to birds and many other animals,” said Mary Caswell Stoddard, an assistant professor in the Princeton University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary […]

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Birds of a feather flock together, but how do they decide where to go?

Coordinated behavior is common in a variety of biological systems, such as insect swarms, fish schools and bacterial colonies. But the way information is spread and decisions are made in such systems is difficult to understand.advertisement A group of researchers from Southeast University and China University of Mining and Technology studied the synchronized flight of […]

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