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Carotenoid pigments make extinct duck a rare bird indeed

Smithsonian Science News

Now, despite that it is likely extinct, new research has revealed this bird was a rare duck indeed. By shining lasers on the pink head feathers of the lone Smithsonian specimen and analyzing the spectral wavelengths of reflected light, Daniel Thomas of ...

 

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