Female hummingbirds avoid harassment by looking as flashy as males

Source: Science Daily

Much like in human society, female hummingbirds have taken it into their own hands to avoid harassment. By watching white-necked Jacobin hummingbirds in Panama, researchers discovered that over a quarter of females have the same brightly colored ornamentation as males, which helps them avoid aggressive male behaviors during feeding, such as pecking and body slamming.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210826111651.htm