The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Florida and Mexico are just some of the places that witness the spectacular coastal bird, Reddish egret. Unfortunately, this fascinating bird is slowly declining in number and is becoming a rare sight in many places lately.
Researchers have finally revealed what gave the extinct Pink-headed Duck its unique-colored plumage.
Blue jays are adorned with striking blue feathers that never fade. It turns out birds are able avoid going gray – unlike humans – because their feathers contain sophisticated nanostructures that reflect light better than pigmentation.
A 'supergene' that affects a male ruff bird's plumage ultimately determines its mating strategy.
Heavy metals such as mercury, chrome and copper alter the brightness of some birds' feathers, making them seem less attractive to females.
Researchers from the University of Alberta recently discovered fossilized tail feathers and soft tissues of an Ornithomimus dinosaur that shed light on the evolution of modern-day birds such as ostriches and emus.
Feathered fossils examined by Brown University researchers were found to hold vital pigment information about a bird-like dinosaur that died 150 million years ago.
We all know that it's hard to keep up appearances when you're constantly on the go. That's why the fashion police will probably give some female warblers a free pass, even after researchers found that they boast drabber feather when their migration routes are particularly long.
Long before the ancient bird species Archaeopteryx first lifted off the ground, dinosaurs were donned in a colorful cloak of feathers - but why? The latest study shows that as the feathery display became more and more colorful over time, it in turn was more attractive to other members of the same species, bolstering communication, mating and breeding.