birding-aus Colour Charts and Seeing Colours

Subject: birding-aus Colour Charts and Seeing Colours
From: (Syd Curtis)
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 06:16:07 +1000
G'day everyone.

A thought on the subject of colour charts and seeing colours.

How can I know that a particular colour looks the same to other people as
it does to me?  Do the colours of all birds look the same to all people?
It doesn't to those who suffer from various types of colour-blindness, but
for the rest of us?

Is it possible for a particular colour in a field guide to look identical
to the colour on the bird to one person but not to another?

Pink is pink, is pink.  Or is it?

Does it matter?


Syd at Hawthorne, Qld.

H Syd Curtis

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