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Purple Wind Turbines are Less Likely to Harm Birds in Flight

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Oct 20, 2010 • References: news.bbc and greenmuze
Researchers have discovered that purple wind turbines may be less hazardous to bats and birds than wind turbines painted the current standard colors of white or light gray.

According to a report published in the European Journal of Wildlife Research, white, light gray and yellow are insect-luring colors and that can be trouble for insect-eating birds who fly too close to moving blades in pursuit of a meal. Purple attracts the fewest number of insects, therefore purple wind turbines would reduce the number of birds feeding near the dangerous turbine blades.