Mosaic Evolution Generates Patches Of Vivid Colors In Parrots

How to balance the evolutionary demands between being extremely colorful and attractive to potential mates whilst also being camouflaged from predators?

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The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a nectar-feeding species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. (CC0 / Public domain.)



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