TIL there are birds of paradise that have feathers as black or blacker than vantablack. Watch this one ruff out its neck feathers to attract another bird (who apparently wasn't impressed?):

Follow

(I had this posted before that the bigger bird was scaring the smaller one because I had it mixed up with something else I was reading about ultrablack sea animals using it to lurk and didn't double check my crossed wires. Thanks to @dadegroot for pointing that out)

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Gorgon City

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!