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Feathers set birds apart from any other animal on Earth. Plumage has a variety of important biological functions, including social signaling and survival.
Male and female birds can have plumages that look the same, or different.
Differences in size, color, weight, and over all appearance are examples of dimorphism in birds. Birds that do not exhibit key differences in size, color, and over all appearance are considered monomorphic. Below are examples of dimorphism in birds. Take a look and identify the differences.
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