Explore some of the fanciest birds on the planet, then get up-close-and-personal with the fanciest birds in North America.

With colorful quizzes and rare footage you’ll get to know males that use feathers, songs, dance moves, and even design skills to woo mates. Discover the upper limits of extravagance with peacocks, parrots, lyrebirds, hummingbirds, sage-grouse and more.

Then satisfy your curiosity about the origins of fanciness by watching as the birds-of-paradise bring evolution to life.

Take some colorful feathers home with you by downloading the free “Bird Rainbow” digital wallpaper.

Launch the immersive All About Fancy Males Interactive Feature. Launch Now
All About Fancy Males is part of a larger Interactive Feature where you'll find:
  1. Fancy Males Find the males in this fast-paced photo quiz Fancy Males
  2. Ways To Be Fancy Watch rare footage of feathers, songs, dances, & design skills Ways To Be Fancy
  3. How Fanciness Evolves Watch as the birds-of-paradise bring evolution to life How Fanciness Evolves
  4. Fancy Males & Choosy Females Tour of the origins of male showiness and female choosiness Fancy Males & Choosy Females
  5. On a Sage-Grouse Lek Experience mating season with the fanciest wild birds in North America On a Sage-Grouse Lek
  6. Fanciness Lost Explore the origins of brilliantly colorful tropical tanagers—and their plain-looking relative Fanciness Lost
  7. A Fancy Experiment Discover how biologists uncover the rules of attraction in wild birds A Fancy Experiment

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