Hummingbirds use good lighting to dazzle potential mates

Male Costa’s hummingbirds (Calypte costae) go to elaborate lengths to attract the attention of a potential mate, even if that means including a little bit of colorful deception.

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In the mating season, the male Costa’s hummingbirds often use their colorful changing feathers to attract the female hummingbirds.

Their feathers change colors following the movement of the bird under the sunlight’s rays. It creates a beautiful and striking appearance for dazing the female birds.

Video credit: Science Magazine