SE Colorado Birding

Birding and discussion: A conservation-oriented birding blog that emphasizes low-impact birding and sustainable birding practices together with the enjoyment of birds. Southeast Colorado offers a diversity of habitats which provide premiere birding opportunities. Save Sabal Palm

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Why bright colored plumage helps male birds

Researchers believe they have discovered why brightly colored plumage on male birds shows why this evolved as a sign that they are healthy and therefore good choices for female birds to mate with in order to have the best offspring. It is due to their carotenoids, those healthy antioxidants that also have colorful pigments. Read the story here.


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