Here is your green things in nature fact of the day. There are many splendid green birds in the world including hummingbirds, green jays and various species of parrots. Here's the crazy thing: they aren't truly green! The green color that you see is from iridescence created by the unique properties of blue structural coloration combined with other pigments; often yellow. One of the only truly green birds is the turacoverdin. This African species has feathers that contain true green pigment and do not rely on iridescence to appear green. #green #birds #natureclub #turacoverdin

Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-03-18 12:31:43 UTC