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April 24, 2014

 

An artic tern in flight

A Band Of Birds

What should you do if you find a dead bird that's been banded by scientists?

October 11, 2010

 

blue bird by a tree

Why Blue Birds Aren’t Blue

Are you a bird watcher? Well, you should know that a bird that appears blue is actually colorless.

July 12, 2008

 

Red-winged black bird in grass

Why Are Male Birds So Fancy?

Have you noticed how male birds seem to be more brightly colored with more variation in feathers than female birds? Learn why on this Moment of Science.

June 30, 2005

 

Blue Birds Ain’t Blue

One of the loveliest sights an ornithologist runs across is the iridescent blue found in some birds’ plumage. Sure, cardinals have red feathers and finches have yellow feathers, but if you ever run across the gleaming, almost metallic-looking blue of an indigo bunting, you won’t forget it. The colors shimmer and shine like oil on water. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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