Evolution of avian plumage color in a tetrahedral color space: a phylogenetic analysis of new world buntings.

@article{Stoddard2008EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of avian plumage color in a tetrahedral color space: a phylogenetic analysis of new world buntings.},
  author={Mary Caswell Stoddard and Richard O. Prum},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2008},
  volume={171 6},
  pages={
          755-76
        }
}
We use a tetrahedral color space to describe and analyze male plumage color variation and evolution in a clade of New World buntings--Cyanocompsa and Passerina (Aves: Cardinalidae). The Goldsmith color space models the relative stimulation of the four retinal cones, using the integrals of the product of plumage reflectance spectra and cone sensitivity functions. A color is represented as a vector defined by the relative stimulation of the four cone types--ultraviolet, blue, green, and red… CONTINUE READING

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