In a British study using different colored bird feeders, birds were most attracted to silver, blue and green. However, such preferences varied according to species, with goldfinches preferring green. More »

Birds are attracted to bright colors. In particular, females are attracted to males with high coloration. This attraction is one of the primary reasons why males birds are so much more colorful than females. Birds also s... More »

Birds are not color blind. These animals actually have more advanced color vision than human beings. Birds have photo pigments with sensitivities at four or five peak wavelengths, making them either tetrachromats or pent... More »

The peacock's natural habitat is the forest or rain forest, and this brightly colored bird lives in India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and Africa. Zoos obtain these birds from commercial hatcheries. More »

Birds do use bird feeders, although in some instances they resist utilizing the feeder. Location, the type of bird seed used, and the presence of other animals such as squirrels can deter birds from using a feeder. More » Pets & Animals Birds

To care for a willow goldfinch, also called an American goldfinch, create an inviting environment with feeders and plants. Prevent the spread of disease by keeping feeding areas well raked. Attracting these birds into yo... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Doves and pigeons are birds belonging to the clade Columbidae, a group characterized by their plump bodies, short necks, round heads and compact, slender bills. Plumage and size vary greatly by species; the largest membe... More »