Migratory birds have lighter-colored feathers

Migratory birds are specially adapted to find their way over extreme distances that represent remarkable tests of endurance. Now, researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen and colleagues have discovered an unexpected way that migratory birds keep their cool during such arduous journeys: lighter-colored feathers.

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