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Origin and biomimicry of weak iridescence in black-billed magpie feathers

Han, C. H., Kim, H. B., Jung, H. H., Lee, S. I., Jablonski, P. J. & Jeon, H. S. The feathers of the black-billed magpie exhibit distinct iridescence, which is much weaker than that of other bird feathers well known to display structural colors. Close examination of the cross-sectional microstructures of the magpie

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Mechanics of jumping on water

Kim, H. Y., Amauger, J., Jeong, H. B., Lee, D. G., Yang, E. J., Jablonski, P. G. Some species of semi-aquatic arthropods including water striders and springtails can jump from the water surface to avoid sudden dangers like predator attacks. It was reported recently that the jump of medium-sized water striders is a

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Characterisation of the major carotenoids in the plasma of the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica) nestlings

 Lee, S. I., Baek, M. J., Choe, J. C., & Jablonski, P. G. Since carotenoids can serve as antioxidants and/or immune stimulants, it has been assumed that deposition of carotenoids in feathers or bills can reveal the health status in birds. In order to study the function of carotenoids as signals or immune

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