A Bluebird’s Magic Trick
Ready to be amazed? What would you say if we told you that bluebirds are not blue? No, we have not gone crazy with cabin fever just yet! Yes, it is true, bluebird feathers contain no blue pigment. The blue color is from an optical illusion that is created by some special cells found in their feathers. These prism-like cells absorb or scatter all of the sunlight’s wave lengths except the color blue…thus, almost like magic, they appear blue to us, too. Can you name any other blue colored birds that share this type of feather magic, too?