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Color: and the Birds-of-Paradise | Cornell / National Geographic

June 20, 2018

You can find almost any color of the rainbow among the birds-of-paradise. Males advertise themselves with color—often several vivid colors combined—while females have brownish plumage whose main purpose is camouflage. This video explores the range of colors, two of the main ways birds produce colors, and how males display them to maximum effect. The Cornell Lab’s Ed Scholes explains. Filmed and photographed by Tim Laman.

There are currently seventy-two short films in the entire Birds-of-Paradise Project playlist, ranging from 26 seconds to 8:29. In the upcoming weeks, we will present some of our favorites.

A film from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you.  [Chuck Almdale]

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