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BirdNote: Bird's-Eye View

09/15/12 8:57AM
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From its lofty outlook, this Red-tailed Hawk commands "a bird's eye view."

The Oxford English Dictionary defines that as, "a view of a landscape from above, such as is presented to the eye of a bird."

Debate continues about birds' visual acuity, but we do know that visual acuity is keenest among birds like flycatchers and hawks, which must pick out small or distant moving objects.

Birds' eyes are about three times sharper than those of humans. Learn more here, at BirdNote.

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