ANIMAL CURIOSITIES

Beautiful and unique: here are some of the most colorful animals in the world

So particular and colorful that they do not seem real: some animals, both terrestrial and marine, have particular colors, bright and varied, which make them unique.

Color is a fundamental element in nature, in particular as a means of communication: it can be used to warn of one's dangerousness, to disguise oneself and hide from predators, to imitate another species or even to find a partner!

Here are some of the most colorful animals on land (and in the sea)!

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Color is fundamental in nature, not only for aesthetics
So particular and colorful that they do not seem real: some animals, both terrestrial and marine, have particular colors, bright and varied, which make them unique. Color is a fundamental element, in particular as a means of communication: it can be used to warn of one's dangerousness, to disguise oneself and hide from predators, to imitate another species or even to find a partner! Here are some of the most colorful animals on land (and in the sea).
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Chameleon of Madagascar (Furcifer pardalis)
Like other chameleon species, the Madagascar chameleon is able to change the color of its skin depending on its surroundings, mood, temperature or light. The result is a palette of colors, ranging from bright shades to darker hues.
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Mandarin fish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Mandarin fish are widespread in coastal lagoons and coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. The background color varies from green to bright orange and the whole body, including fins, is decorated with curved lines and points of an intense blue.
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Greater  bird of paradise (Paradisaea apoda)
The male of this species uses its bright colors to attract females: specifically, the paradisee perform with particular movements to ensure that they are chosen by the female during the courtship period.
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Collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)
This lizard lives in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The colors are very light because they ensure that the skin absorbs an amount of heat that would otherwise be harmful to the animal, which lives in areas that reach very high temperatures.
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The lilac breasted roller (Coracias caudatus)
This bird lives in eastern and southern Africa and is in fact the national bird of the Kenya. Impossible not to notice the beauty of the jay thanks to its bright colors.
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Picasso bug (Sphaerocoris annulus)
This insect lives in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and has a showy, basic green color with eleven rings. It's easy to see why he was nicknamed Picasso...
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Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
The mandarin duck is native to China, Russia, Korea and Japan, but later it has also spread to Europe and to a small extent to the United States, due to accidental or voluntary escapes. Today it is present in many public or private gardens because of its beauty and its colors.
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The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana)
This monkey has a characteristic coppery coma and a single muzzle. Unfortunately, the rhinopithecus is at great risk of extinction due to the destruction of its habitat.
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Hummingbirds (Trochilids)
Very small, but colorful: hummingbirds are a unique spectacle and in addition to being known for their beautiful colors, they are famous for their very fast wingbeat (from 12 to 80 beats per second!)
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Scarlet macaw (Ara Macao)
The original habitat of this beautiful parrot extends from southeastern Mexico to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia,    Venezuela and Brazil. Thanks to its flamboyant and iconic plumage, this parrot is one of the most famous in the world.
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