Good Question - Why do eagles have such sharp eyesight, and how sharp is it?

by | Jun 24, 2010 08:36 AM ET

Why do eagles have such sharp eyesight, and how sharp is it? The most interesting part is answering another question - how do you give an eye test to an eagle? It's not trivial. Here is the answer:

Birds of Prey: The Eagle's Eye Test

Two fun facts from the video:

1) Eagles can see "about two and a half times" the detail that a human can see

2) "An eagle's retina has about 600,000 cones per square millimeter, four times as many as in humans."

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