Sunday, November 21, 2010

The 20 Most Brilliantly Colored Birds in the World

There is an amazing diversity of colors and patterns exhibited by more than 9,000 bird species found in the world, birds can see color. In fact, they can discriminate a greater variety of colors than humans: as some birds can see into the ultraviolet range.

In some cases feather colors are there result of a combination of pigment and structural colors.  The greens of some parrots are the result of yellow pigments overlaying the blue-reflecting characteristic of the feathers. Here are a few examples of most brilliantly colored birds in the world:

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