The birds we share our planet with come in every colour of the rainbow! But their flashy feathers aren’t just for our viewing pleasure. The colours serve an important purpose,such as attracting mates and warding off competition from others.
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Red-headed trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus) Tongbiguan Nature Reserve, Dehong, Yunnan, China
Alan Murphy / Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) male, Texas
Tom Vezo / Male Northern cardinal perched in tree, Long Island, USA
Alan Murphy/ BIA / Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) male, Texas
Rolf Nussbaumer / RF- Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) immature male perched on Texas Red Oak (Quercus Texana). New Braunfels, San Antonio, Hill Country, Central Texas, USA. (This image may be licensed either...
Rolf Nussbaumer / Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) male perched on branch of Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) New Braunfels, San Antonio, Hill Country, Central Texas, USA
Eric Baccega / Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) perched on branch, captive, from South America