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25 Awesome Blue Animals
In our colorful World we can see animals of any color. I picked the blue to make a list of animal pictures for no special reason or perhaps because I love the sea and the blue sky.
When I was choosing the pictures I was astonished by the beauty of animals, most of them that I had never seen. They are from all around the world and there are several reasons for this awesome blue body color. are beautiful and cute! Blue animals
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- Animals can display the blue color all year around or only for some periods as the mating season or camouflage.
- Bluebirds are not exactly blue, this striking color, results from light reflexion. It's also this kind of reflexion that makes us see blue butterflies and iridescent ladybugs.
- Mosquitoes are attracted to the colour blue twice as much as to any other colour.
- Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue! All other birds can’t see this color.
- Fish have striking colors as blues, reds and yellows because of the way they see their world around. Different colors, patterns and shapes are used to recognize others and, sometimes, scare them away.
- The Lingcod isn't the only fish with blue-green meat. Other greenlings, like the rock greenling and the kelp greenling, are sometimes tinted turquoise, as is an unrelated sculpin called the cabezon.
- Some animals, like lizards and giraffes, have blue tongues.
Which animal color do you prefer?
Facts about these animals
Blue Sea Stars, as other sea stars can regenerate their arms if damaged or lost, growing back into a full sea star
Crowned-pigeons are the largest pigeons in the world
The metallic blue Ulysses butterfly is not only colorful itself, but it is also attracted to blue objects. They can see something blue 30m away.
The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a reported, but not proved, coloration morph of a tiger, in the Fujian Province of China
Dendrobates azureus is a type of poison dart frog with a very conspicuous colouration that serves as a warning to predators of its poisonous properties.
Pseudotrapelus sinaitus is active during daytime and feeds on insects and other arthropods and plants. During the breeding season, males become a striking blue colour in order to attract females.
Blue mussels play an important role in Rhode Island estuaries as filter feeders, removing bacteria, heavy metals, and toxins from the water column.
In the movie "Finding Dory", Dory is a cartoon depiction of a Paracanthurus hepatus, a type of surgeonfish.
Blue lobsters are an extremely rare variant of lobster. Only one in 2 million lobsters is blue. The color is a result of a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein.
The Blue Whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on earth. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant - their hearts, as much as a car.
Dwarf Gourami is one of the types of fish that is capable of shooting water droplets at insects above the water and knocking them into the water.
Humphead wrasse or napoleonfish are extremely long-lived, known to survive for at least 30 years, and taking around five to seven years to reach sexual maturity
Sea snails feed on sponges.
This blue ladybird is an important predator of pests in citrus plantations in Australia, and was introduced into New Zealand as a biological control for citrus insects pests
The blue-ringed octopus is the only octopus that is poisonous to humans.
A very long time ago these blue cats were bred as hunting cats.
Macaws are able to reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.
Peacock’s feathers are so brilliant because of microscopic “crystal-like structures” that reflect different wavelengths of light depending on how they’re spaced, resulting in bright fluorescent colors.
The Cobalt Blue Zebra female will carry the eggs in her mouth for about 1 month before she release the free swimming fry.
The blue dacnis’s call is a thin tsip.
Naiads feed on a wide variety of aquatic insects, such as mosquito larvae, other aquatic fly larvae, mayfly larvae, and freshwater shrimp. They will also eat small fish and tadpoles.
Many honeycreepers feed on nectar, and some are called sugarbirds.
Western bluebirds, notably the females, are also known as helpers because they raise the young of other birds.
Ribbon eels are known to stay in the same hole for months or even years.
All blue gropers begin life as females. In 1998, the eastern blue groper was made the state fish emblem of New South Wales.