Habitat structure is linked to the evolution of plumage colour in female, but not male, fairy-wrens

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dc.contributor.author Medina, I en
dc.contributor.author Delhey, K en
dc.contributor.author Peters, A en
dc.contributor.author Cain, Kristal en
dc.contributor.author Hall, ML en
dc.contributor.author Mulder, RA en
dc.contributor.author Langmore, NE en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-29T04:25:06Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-01-26 en
dc.identifier.citation BMC Evolutionary Biology 17 Article number 35 26 Jan 2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33142 en
dc.description.abstract Both natural and sexual selection may drive the evolution of plumage colouration in birds. This can lead to great variation in plumage not only across species, but also between sexes within species. Australasian fairy-wrens are famous for their brightly coloured males, which exhibit colours ranging from bright blue to red and black. Female plumage in fairy wrens (and in general) has been rarely studied, but it can also be highly variable, including both bright and cryptic plumages. We use a comparative framework to explore the basis for this variation, and test the possibility that female fairy-wrens experience selection for cryptic plumage when they occupy more exposed habitats that offer little concealment from predators. We use spectral measurements of plumage for species and subspecies of Australasian fairy-wrens. en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Evolutionary Biology en
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dc.title Habitat structure is linked to the evolution of plumage colour in female, but not male, fairy-wrens en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12862-016-0861-3 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
dc.identifier.pmid 28125973 en
pubs.publication-status Published online en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 612085 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Biological Sciences en
dc.identifier.eissn 1471-2148 en
pubs.number 35 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-05-29 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2017-01-26 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28125973 en

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