Bird feathers

California Academy of Sciences2015-09

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA, United States

These colorful feathers belong to male pheasants and guinea fowl. These birds don’t do a lot of flying, preferring to forage on the ground and run for cover when there’s trouble. Their vivid plumage may not get much use in flight, but brightly colored males may be more successful at attracting mates.


  • Title: Bird feathers
  • Creator: California Academy of Sciences
  • Date Created: 2015-09
  • Location: Species native to China, Asia, and Africa
  • Location Created: San Francisco, CA
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