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Anatomy and feather structure in a road-killed Barred Owl


On 20 May 2017, I was out in the early morning and chanced upon a rather freshly deceased Barred Owl that had been struck by a car here in Stillwater, OK.  The bird was in excellent shape so I collected … Continue reading

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Anchiornis in living color


Laser flourescence of the feathered dinosaur Anchiornis provides a picture of its life appearance in stunning detail http://ift.tt/2lTPfzX via Laser flourescence of the feathered dinosaur Anchiornis provides a picture of its life appearance in stunning detail — Like For Real Dough

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Owls don’t just hoot, they also glow


In preparing for a lecture this week on avian coloration, I had organized my notes around the three main classes of pigments in feathers and the structural colors that result from light scattered from structures on those feathers.  At the … Continue reading

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