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Some aspects of bill morphology in relation to ecology in the great tit Parus major

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Ornithologists have long recognised a relationship between bill morphology and the ecological niche between species. This general relationship was described for the genus Parus over 30 years ago. Recently, the long-held assumption that the relationship was adaptive in this genus (and in the Great tit in particular) has been questioned. This study examines the evidence that bill variation is adaptive (ie: contributes to fitness) in the marked Great tit population of Wytham Wood, Oxford, U.K...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Dept. of Zoology
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Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602830337
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uuid:db730e58-abdc-4b3f-8a6d-b18d18f77ef3
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English
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