Beauty from the bottom up: Flamingos add natural 'make-up' to their feathers to attract mates

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:20 in Biology & Nature

Flamingos apply natural make-up to their feathers to stand out and attract mates, according to a new study by scientists in Spain. Their research is the first to demonstrate that birds transfer the color pigments from the secretions of their uropygial gland (situated near the base of the tail) for cosmetic reasons.

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