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Age, sex and beauty: methodological dependence of age- and sex-dichromatism in the great tit Parus major

Abstract:

Carotenoid-based colour expression is frequently involved in sexual dichromatism, particularly in bird plumage, suggesting a role in sexual selection. Despite much work on expression of the carotenoid-based ventral plumage coloration of the great tit (Parus major), which represents a popular model in evolution and ecology, a consensus on even the most basic demographic patterns of variation (e.g. age and sex differences) is lacking. This may reflect the use of variable methods for analysing c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY
Volume:
101
Issue:
4
Pages:
777-796
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-8312
ISSN:
0024-4066
URN:
uuid:790a2cd7-4ce9-499c-b245-4a2b10732a96
Source identifiers:
204454
Local pid:
pubs:204454

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