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OLFACTORY-BULB SIZE AND NOCTURNALITY IN BIRDS

Abstract:

Argues that birds living under low-light conditions, where vision is less efficient, should have evolved or maintained an increased olfactory ability and, hence, larger olfactory bulbs. Using a family-level comparative analysis to control at least partially for taxonomic artifacts, none of a series of ecological variables (diet, nest type, development, nest dispersion, and migratory behavior) accounts for variation in olfactory-bulb size once the effects of body size and brain size (measured ...

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Publisher copy:
10.2307/2409412

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Journal:
EVOLUTION
Volume:
44
Issue:
2
Pages:
339-346
Publication date:
1990-03-05
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ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:c1e9958e-4113-4e78-944b-70be9c583a30
Source identifiers:
386946
Local pid:
pubs:386946
Language:
English

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