Monday, 7 February 2011

Vultures Shining Feathers!

I have just come across a really interesting news feed regarding the silvery effect given off by some vultures feathers aswell as some other species of birds. The vulture the study has focused on is in my opinion the beautiful Bearded Vulture, and the apparent silver sheen the feathers give off.

It was thought that it may be the pigment in the feathers as seen with a lot of bird species for sexual display but the silver sheen actually comes from the way the feather is made.

Take a read of the rest of the article below.

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