The Science of Feathers

The Science of Feathers

A bird's plumage is both mystifying and magnificent, and serves a plethora of purposes, from protecting it from the cold to attracting a mate. 

By Peter Friederici
Published: 11/20/2011
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Peter Friederici

Frequent Audubon contributor Peter Friederici teaches journalism at Northern Arizona University.

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine