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Posts tagged plumage

October 18, 2016

 

Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

July 12, 2008

 

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 2, 2005

 

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather flock together. It’s a misleading phrase. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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