COLOURATION AS AN INTRASPECIFIC SIGNAL IN BIRDS

@inproceedings{Corti2018COLOURATIONAA,
  title={COLOURATION AS AN INTRASPECIFIC SIGNAL IN BIRDS},
  author={Marco Corti},
  year={2018}
}
Colour variation seems to be a pivotal trait in avian communication dynamics, where information is provided to recipients by ‘signallers’ through colouration. Plumage colours can be structural or due to pigments incorporated into the keratin of feathers, and melanin-based colouration, produced by the melanocortin system, is one of the most common in birds. Melanin-based colouration is under genetic control and the degree of melanism is often associated with variation in physiological… CONTINUE READING

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