Colouration in Atlantic puffins and blacklegged kittiwakes : monochromatism and links to body condition in both sexes

@inproceedings{Doutrelant2013ColourationIA,
  title={Colouration in Atlantic puffins and blacklegged kittiwakes : monochromatism and links to body condition in both sexes},
  author={Claire Doutrelant and Arnaud Gr{\'e}goire and Doris Gomez and Vincent Staszewski and Emilie Arnoux and Torkild Tveraa and Bruno Faivre},
  year={2013}
}
Sexual dimorphism is widely used as an indirect measure of the intensity of sexual selection. It is also a way to evaluate whether different selective pressures act on males and females. Dichromatism, defined as a difference in colouration between males and females, may for instance result from selection for crypsis in females and selection for conspicuousness in males. Here, we conducted a study to investigate whether differential sexual selective pressures might act on the colour traits of… CONTINUE READING

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