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Conspicuous, but also undetectable

Brightly coloured frog is invisible against background In spite of its bright colouration, predators have difficulty detecting the poison dart frog Dendrobates tinctorius from a distance, according to research by James Barnett and colleagues. The colourful animal turns out to … Continue reading

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Blacker than black

Almost no light escapes from of bird of paradise feathers Many birds of paradise have beautiful colours, the brightness of which partly is an illusion, created by dark feathers that surround coloured patches. These feathers are not normal black, but … Continue reading

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