. Explain why, an owl can see well in the night (but not during the day)


Explain why, an owl can see well in the night (but not during the day) whereas an eagle can see well during day (but not at night)

Best Answer

An owl can see well in the night but not during the day because owl is a night bird and night birds have fewer cones and more rods in the retina. Since rods function in less amount of light so an owl can see well in the night. To see well during the day, cones are required which are not present in adequate amount in an owl’s retina

An eagle can see well during the day but not during the night because eagle has more cones and lesser rods in the retina. Cones function in good amount of light so an eagle can see well during the day. To see well during the night, rods are required which are not present in adequate amount in a n eagle’s retina

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