Blue. A favorite, maybe even mostly preferred color to the sky. When it comes to our birdy friends and the colors of their feathers, blue, in its various shades, is unique. The color does not arise from pigment but from light waves interacting with the feathers and the keratin molecules that comprise them. The different shades of blue come from light reflecting in different ways from different keratin structures in the feathers.
Let’s see some shades of blue.
Mainly pure blue.
Some combination of bluish-grayish.
And finally blue with some iridescence.
What blue colored birds have you seen? Looking forward to bluebirds or birds with blue from other parts of the planet.
THE DAWN CHORUS IS NOW OPEN FOR YOUR BIRDY REPORTS OF THE WEEK.