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(Twitter)   We know that birds see ultraviolet colors, here's a glimpse of the beautiful psychedelic world just beyond our visual range   ( divider line
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1120 clicks; posted to STEM » on 22 Apr 2021 at 4:05 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-04-22 1:40:07 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:10:03 PM  
Beyond the reach of human range, a drop of hell, a touch of strange
2021-04-22 4:10:34 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:11:18 PM  
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2021-04-22 4:11:51 PM  
well shiat. Now I need to look at all my bird feathers under a UV lamp.
2021-04-22 4:12:10 PM  
2021-04-22 4:17:44 PM  
I'm almost 40 so I will start being in to birds around there. Still, quite neat.
2021-04-22 4:19:03 PM  
So do birds see all of the stains in hotel rooms?
2021-04-22 4:22:22 PM  
So that cocky pigeon strut is completely justified. Those pigeons be pimpin'!
2021-04-22 4:59:58 PM  

offacue: So do birds see all of the stains in hotel rooms?

Yes. And that's why they shiat on your car.
2021-04-22 5:01:58 PM  
I think it's cool that it's a meme to throw UV on basically every animal we can get close to now just to see what happens.
2021-04-22 5:24:31 PM  

Stibium: I think it's cool that it's a meme to throw UV on basically every animal we can get close to now just to see what happens.

We should make that the next TikTok challenge.  I am dying to see some Poindexter try it with a møøse.
2021-04-22 5:45:43 PM  
No, subby. If we could see UV like birds do, that "UV flashlight" would just be a bright light in a different color.

Those colors on the wings are fluorescence, where the UV light causes the emission of visible light, which the perfectly normal camera sees just like our eyes see it.

Furthermore, that's fluorescent ink that was used to mark the bird, not a natural color on the feathers.

UV Fluorescent Pigeon Wings - Viral Video Explained!
Youtube w1FuE3Wfcaw
2021-04-22 5:52:11 PM  
Here slubby, you look like you could use some learnin'; UV light looks like smog

The World in UV
Youtube V9K6gjR07Po
2021-04-22 5:55:30 PM  
Here's a better attempt to show how birds see differently from humans, although I'm a bit skeptical about the bird's-eye renderings.

Here's one I like a little better, where they show foliage shot in RGB vs. VGB.
2021-04-22 10:06:05 PM  
Got my eye lenses swapped out because of cataracts. I can now see at least some UV. Nothing really unusual, except that looking at a UV flashlight is like looking at an arc welder.​t​aract-surgery-crystalens/ultra-violet-​color-glow/
2021-04-22 11:42:43 PM  
Maybe that's why none of those fake bird of prey statues they use to keep pigeons off buildings work. We need to paint them with the same UV colours birds see not just the visible light spectrum we see.
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