Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise: A Full Spectrum | Cornell / National Geographic — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

The male Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise sports more colors than any other bird in the family. Each splash of color has a story. Yellows and reds are paintlike pigments. Blues and greens are created by the interaction of light and the microscopic structure of feathers and skin. By whatever mechanism they are produced, the combined result is […]

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