Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? (Job 39:13 KJV)
Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.” (Psalms 68:13 NKJV)
and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “A great eagle with large wings and long pinions, Full of feathers of various colors, Came to Lebanon And took from the cedar the highest branch. (Ezekiel 17:3 NKJV)
Our Lord Jesus Christ has created an amazing array of colored feathers to clothe our avian friends. Found these intesting facts in the following book:
Feather Colors (by Dr Roger Lederer)
“The colors of feathers are produced in two ways: pigment and structure.
Brown, gray, yellow, black, tan, orange, and related colors are caused by pigments in the feathers.”
“The turaco family of Africa contains red and green copper pigments found in no other animal. Int other birds, different pigments combined with light refraction produce such colors.”
“Bluebird blue, parrot green, white, metallic red, and iridescence are produced by the structure of the feather. To produce blue color, brown granules in the barbs of the feather scatter light–red and yellow wavelengths pass through the granules, while blue is reflected.”
“If your find a feather from a blue bird–a bluebird or jay, for example–look at the feather in your hand: it will appear blue. Then hold the feather up to the light and look through it; it will appear brown.”
(From – “Feather Colors”, p.83, The Amazing Bird Facts and Trivia by Dr Roger Lederer)
How Do Birds Get Their Color? – 10,000 Birds
P.S. There will be no “Sunday Inspiration” this week. I am getting ready to take my computer apart. We will be painting and re-flooring this room. There are articles scheduled for Mon, Wed, and Thur. Should be back up and running by Friday, May 2nd. I will still be able to check “comments” and “likes” via a laptop. Thank you for your support. Lord Bless all of you who visit this site.