[Tweeters] Drone Research Shows Why Albatross Wings Are Black

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 11:51:44 PDT 2017


Hello everyone,

have you ever noticed how birds that soar for long distances tend to have
the same wing colour pattern: dark on top and pale underneath? I recently
stumbled across a paper by a team of aerospace engineers based at New
Mexico State University that provides a really interesting explanation for
why this colour pattern is seen so often:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/10/16/
albatross-are-teaching-scientists-how-to-build-better-drones/

I hope you enjoy this story, and that you share it amongst your bird pals,
friends and colleagues.

thank you.

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