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Bird uses physics to impress females

Amplify’d from www.newscientist.com

Bird uses physics to impress females

The male six-wired bird of paradise – aka Lawes’s parotia – has a clever trick up his sleeve. Or rather, on his breast.
Native to Papua New Guinea, Lawes’s parotia males are mostly black, with six elongated wire-like feathers on their heads, and a colourful bib of iridescent feathers on their breast, shown off during their complex courtship dances. The feathers change colour depending on the angle of view, yet this effect differs from other species that use similar tricks.

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