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Why Is This Northern Cardinal Yellow?
February 22, 2018
— Yes, that is a cardinal. We asked experts how this redbird might have gotten its golden feathers.
Watch: The Male Costa's Hummingbird Puts On One Wild Mating Display
October 12, 2016
— Yes, that's its face. The behavior is rarely seen, and it's one of the more dramatic examples of courtship in the bird world.
How Do Fairywrens Stay Fancy?
April 14, 2016
— Male Red-backed Fairywrens have adapted to keep their breeding ensembles in tip-top shape.
11 Terrifying Dinosaurs That Rocked Feathers Better Than Birds
April 8, 2016
— These illustrations will redefine the way you think about your favorite dinosaurs.
When You’re a Bird, the World Always Looks Psychedelic
August 20, 2015
— An ornithologist explains how birds can see a whole range of colors that people can’t.
Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?
April 6, 2015
— New research is questioning one of the most accepted theories about bird feathers and sexual selection.
The Peacock's 'Tuneful' Tail Feathers
March 19, 2015
— Researchers find that peacocks use their trains to issue infrasonic cues.
Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?
January 7, 2015
— The consensus is in: Birds are living dinosaurs. But how that epic evolutionary leap took place remains one of science’s greatest mysteries.
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