[CT Birds] A red bird question...

David F Provencher david.f.provencher at dom.com
Tue Apr 23 12:57:35 EDT 2013

Paul the carotenoids in the Finches diet does indeed contribute to the birds color. Carotenoids ingested from plants, or from ingesting critters that have ingested the carotenoids, are also responsible for some oranges and yellows in birds. A good albeit brief discussion on avian colors can be found at:



David Provencher

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