Meta-shading for self-advertisement in wildebeests
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Wildebeests achieve conspicuousness by means of gloss and anti-gloss of the hair rather than pigmentation, and their use of sheen is extremely varied. For example, white-bearded wildebeests are unique among mammals in relying on back-lighting to produce what is effectively a pale blaze noticeable from hundreds of metres away.
Robin and the Honey Badger, 22 March 2016