The Hue You Gain

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The Weeping Cherry sends forth bright red buds, and the House Finches descend.Did you know that the male finch, with the bright red coloring, gains this hue by eating those red buds? The pigment from what he eats comes out in his feathers. Isn't that so wonderful?I take this photo through the screen (so it's not clear), but I wanted you to see the connection between the bud coloring and the color of the feathers. . . .

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