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Contrast versus colour in aposematic signals

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Conspicuousness is an important feature of warning coloration. One hypothesis for its function is that it increases signal efficacy by facilitating avoidance learning. An alternative, based on the handicap hypothesis, suggests that the degree of conspicuousness holds information directly about the quality of the prey, and that predators associate and learn about the conspicuousness of the coloration, and not the actual colour pattern. We studied the relative importance of signal contrast and ...

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10.1006/anbe.2003.2098

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
65
Issue:
5
Pages:
1021-1026
Publication date:
2003-05-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:c4fec044-ffb3-4874-a0f2-a64a784663ca
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244656
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pubs:244656

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