Optical Illusion Eye Test: Find a bird in the picture in 4 seconds!

The picture has an optical illusion that makes a bird look like it's not there. How fast can you find it? Check how good you are at observing now!

Illudere—to mock or trick—is the Latin root of illusion. To provide us a sensory experience, our brain fills in information gaps from the eyes. We call it perception. 

Optical illusion visuals are one of the easiest brain attention tests. Optical illusion photographs have also been utilized by neuroscientists to research reality perception.

Practicing optical illusion puzzles may improve problem-solving and lateral thinking. Ready to test your eyesight?

-Trees line a slope in the outdoor picture above. -A bird hides in plain sight. -Readers must find the bird in 4 seconds. -Check your vision with this task. -Your time begins!

-View the image attentively. -Have you noticed? -Only the most attentive readers will spot the bird faster. -Still no luck? -Scan the image thoroughly—you could get lucky this time. -Time is ticking, hurry.

-And… -Time up. -Stop looking! -How many saw the bird? -Readers who found the bird had the best vision. -Check the solution below if you can't see it.

The bird can be seen on the right side of the image; it is a woodpecker and can be identified by its flame-red crest.