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tags:, blue feathers, Tyndall scattering, Rayleigh light scattering, schemochromes, white feathers A pair of hyacinthine macaws, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus. Image: The Guardian. Most avian plumage colors are the result of different types of pigments that are deposited into feathers while they are regrowing after moult. However, pigments alone do not produce all avian feather colors.…