Kiwi forego vision in the guidance of their nocturnal activities

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  • KJ Wilson
  • JM Wild
  • S Parsons
  • MF Kubke
  • J Corfield

Colleges, School and Institutes


We propose that the Kiwi visual system has undergone adaptive regression evolution driven by the trade-off between the relatively low rate of gain of visual information that is possible at low light levels, and the metabolic costs of extracting that information.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e198
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007