The answer to this question is not quite as easy as it would seem. Birds can
see a wider range of frequencies than we do. In particular, they can see
untra-violet. So they see colours differently than we do, and two things that
appear to be the same colour to us, may not appear to be the same colour to a
--- On Sat, 10/9/10, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
From: Laurie Knight <>
Subject: science project
To: "Chris" <>
Cc: "Messages Birding-aus" <>
Received: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 6:14 PM
Aren't blue quandongs edible?
On 10/10/2010, at 11:09 AM, Chris wrote:
> Hi Shirley,
> There is a nice simple answer here, and that is that blue, true blue, is a
> signal for poison in nature. Purple is often ok but there are no natural
> foods that are blue.
> I think the idea for this project is great!
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 10/10/2010, at 7:38, "Shirley Cook" <> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I have received the following request froma 10-year-old budding
>> ornithologist. He has attended a few of Armidale's regular birding outings.
>> Dear Shirley Cook,
>> I'm doing a project about birds vision,particularly their chose of colours
>> .I conducted an experiment to see which colour bird seeds they will respond
>> to.I found that most neutral ,red then yellow and green but the least
>> preferred one was blue.When I tried to search why blue , i could not find
>> enough info.If you know anything about the colour chose of birds could you
>> please share with me.I also try to contact with Mr. Steven from UNE bird
>> scientist,I was at bird watching once with him, if you know his contact
>> details could you please write to me,he might help to explain why birds not
>> like blue or they don't prefer.
>> Many thanks.
>> If anyone can help, please reply to me privately and I shall pass on your
>> Shirley Cook
>> Birds Australia - Northern NSW Group
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