Tag: Franklins Gull

Astaxanthin is responsible for the pink plumage flushin Franklin’s and Ring-billed gulls

Franklins Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) Science Article 1 abstract Carotenoid pigments produce the red, orange, and yellow plumage of many birds. Carotenoidcontainingfeathers are typically rich in color and displayed by all adult members of the species. In many gulls andterns, however, an unusual light pink coloring (or flush) to the normally white plumage can be found […]