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Brightly-colored fairy wrens not attacked by predators more than their dull counterparts

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In "Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds," published in the American Naturalist, Kristal E. Cain examines the factors that drive the predation levels of Australia's fairy wrens. After measuring attack rates on both conspicuously and dull colored 3-D fairy wren models in various habitats, Cain found that bright or "conspicuous" plumage is not associated with an increase in predation.

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