Top 25 Birds with Red Plumage

Red plumage is quite common in the bird kingdom, especially in males, who use their red feathers to attract females. Scientists¬†have recently pinpointed how a bird’s genetic code allows them to produce red feathers. Birds take in yellow pigments, called carotenoids from their diet, then an enzyme called ketolase allows the bird to convert these … Continue reading Top 25 Birds with Red Plumage