Through a Bird’s Eyes

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Ever wonder how birds can tell which eggs are home to their chicks? Well it all has to do with the colour of the egg. Now, I know what you may be thinking, all birds have eggs look the same! And you know what, you are right. Bird eggs all look the same…to humans.

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Researchers have discovered that birds have the ability to see ultraviolet (UV) light, which humans cannot. This could explain how, when a white egg looks like every other white egg to us, birds can see distinctive markings and can tell which ones have their chicks.

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