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Old April 29th, 2016 #16
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The Physics of Peacock Tail Feathers Is Even More Dazzling Than We Realized


Male peacocks shake their brilliantly-hued, long tail feathers to attract females in a courtship display known as “train-rattling.” But scientists had never closely examined the biomechanics behind this behavior—until now. A new paper in PLOS One concludes that the frequency at which those feathers vibrate can enhance this iridescent display—even as the eyespots remain almost perfectly still.

http://gizmodo.com/the-physics-of-pe...zzl-1772653586