Do migrant birds have more pointed wings?: A comparative study

  title={Do migrant birds have more pointed wings?: A comparative study},
  author={Mikko M{\"o}nkk{\"o}nen},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
Do birds that migrate over longer distances have more pointed wings than more sedentary birds? Within several bird genera, species differ considerably in their migration distances. This makes it possible to study the extent to which different taxa show similar morphological solutions to common selection pressures. I selected 14 species, two from each of seven passerine genera, to maximize within-genus differences in migration distance. Wing lengths and the lengths of eight primary feathers… CONTINUE READING
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