I would love to see a photo of your Eclectus because lately I'm fascinated with how different they look even though they have so many of the same features. Some of the distinguishing factors we see are perceived by potential mates and add to the selection process. The human eyes are very limited when it comes to actually seeing what parrots see in the wild or on a daily basis and many determining factors of mate selection come from a discerning and advanced perception.
I'd like to post pieces of an email conversation I had that started with a lady whose Eclectus seemed like she was seeing "ghosts" in the room and was scared to be in a particular room. There are different opinions here, but they all agree on the fact that the eyesight of our parrots is incredibly unique and they see colors and lights which the human eye cannot. I would not be surprised if our Eclectus could perceive 'light trails' 'apparitions' 'multidimensional objects' 'multitudes of flourescent and ultraviolet colors' which might sometimes spook them to bits while we wonder what happened. Here are pieces of the conversation, cut for length:
( the avian eyesightCollapse )
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