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Kingfisher November 30, 2015

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It’s not just the brave little bird, but also that silver gray branch showing off the depth of the place and the sunlight coming through.

There is something tense in that little foot and something apprehensive in his look.

I think that he has seen the photographer.

The photo and its full resolution version are under a CC Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Syma_torotoro.jpg signed by markaharper1

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Fields of view of an owl and a pigeon, drawn by jimfbleak  in public domain at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fieldofview01.png

Birds with eyes on the sides of their heads have a wide field of vision to help them detect their enemies.

Those with eyes on the front of their heads, for instance owls, have binocular vision and can estimate distances to help them hunt.

The American Woodcock probably has the largest visual field of any bird, 360° in the horizontal plane, and 180° in the vertical plane. Described and drawn at http://www.rappnews.com/2011/02/24/wild-ideas-the-woodcocks-high-courting-ways/12712/.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bald_Eagle_at_The_National_Zoo.jpg by Stevehdc under the CC Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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