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BirdNote: The Benefits Of A Raven's Black Feathers

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Minette Layne
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The desert seems an unlikely habitat choice for all-black birds.

But ravens thrive even in the arid Southwest, where common sense suggests that light-colored feathers would be a better adaptation to the scorching sun.

As it turns out, a raven’s black plumage works well in the desert.     

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