Researchers found that if they bombard fossils with a special type of intense x-ray, they can find the pigment's location.
Are you a bird watcher? Well, you should know that a bird that appears blue is actually colorless.
It's difficult to look at a vulture's conspicuous baldness without thinking of some crotchety old man having a bad day, but vultures are bald for a reason.
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.
It would take a lot of stuffing to fill this Jurassic turkey.
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.
Birds of a feather flock together. It’s a misleading phrase. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Imagine you're a female cardinal and you're looking for a mate. Before you are three males. Which one should you choose?
In the animal kingdom, much like in the world of humans, there are many techniques that animals will use in order to attract mates. Parrots, for example, have glowing heads.
Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. This is much easier to recognize in large birds, such as flamingos, but the behavior itself is common to most birds.