schemochromes

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tags: Blue House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, birds, blue feather color, plumage color, refraction Blue-colored Male House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, photographed in Sydney, Australia, April 2009. Image: Richard Shears, Daily Mail [larger view]. Some of you might remember the remarkable photographs of the blue-colored male house sparrow, Passer domesticus, that was photographed in a garden in…

tags: Blue House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, birds, blue feather color, plumage color, refraction Blue House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, photographed in Sydney, Australia. I contemplated giving this bird to you as the daily Mystery Bird, but decided that you’d all probably riot, so instead, I am going to identify this bird so we can discuss it.…

tags: researchblogging.org, 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.…