Photos: This Dinosaur's Feathers Shimmered with Iridescence

Colorful bird

Dinosaur feathers

(Image credit: John Bates/The Field Museum)

Another example of an iridescent hummingbird. C. juji may be the oldest iridescent dinosaur on record, but it's not the only one. The dinosaur Microraptor also had iridescent feathers.

[Read more about the iridescent dinosaur]

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