Optical illusion spooks raptors

Researchers from the CNRS and Université de Rennes 1, in collaboration with Airbus, have designed a visual pattern that elicits long-term avoidance of high-risk areas by raptors. The work clears the way for further investigation into the visual cognition of these birds, and it has applications for conservation, because raptors are among the most common victims of collisions with planes and wind turbines. Their findings are published in PLOS ONE.

Optical illusion spooks raptors

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Optical illusion spooks raptors, Fri 12 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

Optical illusion can cut birdstrikes on airplanes

French development based on avian perception can both save rare birds and minimize fatal accidents.

Tue 16 Oct 18 from optics.org

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