Certain colors confuse bees, so flowers will tone down the iridescence of their petals to attract bees and increase their chances of pollination.
The latest bio-inspired robot harnesses a chameleon's ability to quickly change color and blend in with their surroundings. While the robot is currently only able to change from red, to green, to blue, researchers are hopeful that with further study, they can someday create improved camouflage systems for military vehicles and body armor.
Researchers have finally revealed what gave the extinct Pink-headed Duck its unique-colored plumage.
Camouflage is a adaptable trait used not only to hide from predators, but to sneak up on prey. Researchers recently revealed horned praying mantises have re-evolved with disruptive camouflage abilities, similar to those found in ancient lineages of the iconic insects.
Heavy metals such as mercury, chrome and copper alter the brightness of some birds' feathers, making them seem less attractive to females.
Some butterflies have developed a toxic chemical that makes them poisonous to some birds. However, birds recognize which butterflies are lethal and avoid eating them. Since not all butterflies are equipped with such predatory defenses, they mimic their lethal counterparts and trick birds into thinking they are poisonous too.