Eye Shine and Owlet Nightjars

Subject: Eye Shine and Owlet Nightjars
From: Graeme Chapman <>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:29:28 +1100

> Hello Chris, 
> Thanks for your interesting insight.
> Ref the eye-shine thing I'm attaching a close-up which shows the angle of an 
> Owlet-Nightjars eyes ( pic 317201 on my website) - they appear to me to point 
> largely to the side and also appear to very convex - quite odd looking really 
> and it looks as though their peripheral vision might even allow them to look 
> a long way behind them. Using a spotlight I suspect it wouldn't be easy to 
> see both eyes at once. What do you reckon?
> Cheers
> Graeme


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