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Climate change makes some birds' feathers less colorful

The blue tit’s once striking plumage has gradually faded in colour over the past fifteen years, and climate change appears to be the cause, say scientists at the University of the Basque Country and Centre d’ in Spain. Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive in Montpellier, France

  • in 15 years A study of two populations of blue tits in the south of France found that birds striking blue Color and yellow feathers in down in vitality .

  • Over 5800 types Blue tits nesting in southern France were captured and studied between 2005 and 2019 To have color and other characteristics species Note Bright.

  • Feather color of negative change seems to be with climate change coincident habitat in blue tits


    with elevated temperature Combination of and Rainfall decrease .

  • Animals Population in four ways one of the changes reacts

  • in the Territory: by genetic alteration ; by Adaptation by changing physical characteristics ; migrating to a new location; or disappearing by .

  • Blue tits are adapting, but their aesthetic has changed ) feathers also Affects species’ mating patterns Because birds use their colors to help attract mates, Vitality is important to proving they are worth pursuing .

This is the American Naturalist on July 14th Summary of the published article, “Study Shows Changes in Bird Colors Due to Climate Change.” Full text available at .

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