The Vogelkop bird of paradise is known for its plumage so ‘dark’ that it can absorb 99.95% of sunlight.
The beautiful bird of paradise (Lophorina superba) is known for its “dark Vantablack” plumage, so dark that it can absorb 99.95% of sunlight (technically, Vantablack absorbs up to 99, 96%). This bird is also known as “Bird of Paradise Vogelkop”,
“When you see what the Vogelkop shape looks like and how it functions in reality, you’re bound to doubt it,” said Ed Scholes, an evolutionary scientist at Cornell University’s Bird of Paradise Project. suspected that it was an animal other than a bird.”
Footage collected by Scholes and Timothy Laman, an ornithologist and wildlife photojournalist at Harvard University’s Museum of Zoology, provides the first solid evidence that Vogelkop, only exists. in the tropical forests of the New Guinea Islands.
This bird has black plumage like ‘demon’s shadow’ along with ‘strange’ feathers that can glow on the chest like a ‘Fluorescent Turquoise’. When Vogelkop reveals his plumage to the surrounding females, it forms a crescent shape with a pointed tip and a scowling expression.
When Scholes and Lamon tried to approach Vogelkop during mating season, they noticed a difference in their behavior. Male Vogelkop does not fully open his “cloak” until the female has come forward, and he will purposely obscure his chest shield to highlight his “headlight-like” eye spots. me.
The project “Cornell’s Birds of Paradise” jointly by Scholes and Lamon has discovered the wonderful bird of paradise Vogelkop.
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