EAGLE SENSE HUNTINGEagles are large, powerfully built birdsof prey, with a heavy head and beak.Even the smallest eagles,
DOG SENSE SMELLINGDog attacks are attacks on humansby feral or domestic dogs
KINGFISHER SENSE CATCHINGthe kingfisher have a longsharp beak to help it dive downinto the water
TIGER SENSE SMELLING• Tigers have forward facing eyes rather than one on each side of their head. This provides binocular vision because each eyes field of vision overlaps creating a three dimensional image.
EYESIGHT1.Vision is a diurnal bird of preys most important sense for hunting and reacting to danger. senses 2.Diurnal birds of prey have excellent vision. •The eyes are proportionally larger than the eyes of other vertebrates, providing larger and sharper visual images.•The retina has more rods and cones (the eyes sensory cells) and is one-half to two times as thick as the retina of other vertebrates. More sensory cells mean better visual acuity.•As in humans, the point of sharpest vision is the fovea. Foveae are funnel-like areas of the retina packed with color-perceiving cone cells. Humans have one fovea per eye, while diurnal birds of prey have two.•In addition, many diurnal birds of prey haveproportionately more sensory cells in the upper half of the retina.This helps a bird perceive images when looking toward the ground from a perch or when flying. As a consequence, to scan the sky, they must turn their heads upside down.•Like humans, diurnalbirds of prey focus on objects through binocular vision (using twoeyes to see); but, can easily detect movement at the edges of their viewing range using just one eye. 3.Diurnal birds of prey are thought to see objects at a distance about the same as or up to three times better than humans. The wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) can discern objects at a distance twice as far as humans.On the other hand, an American kestrel has visual acuity equal to a humans (Martin, 1987). 4.Diurnal birds of prey see color, which may play an important role in food identification and reproductive behavior.
SMELL 1.The importance of smell differs from species to species. Most diurnal birds of prey arent sensitive to smell. An exception is the turkey vulture, which is able to locate carrion from the air by smell alone (Brooke and Birkhead, 1991).TASTE1.Birds have an acute sense oftaste. Taste is used to help avoidharmful foods. Sensory receptorsinside the birds mouth detectsweet, salt, sour (acid), and bittertastes. Sensitivity to each of thesetastes differs from species to species.TACTILE1.Scientists feel that birds possess a sense oftouch much like humans.