FIELD EXPERIMENTS ON THE ADAPTIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF AVIAN EGGSHELL PIGMENTATION by

@inproceedings{Montevecchi2007FIELDEO,
  title={FIELD EXPERIMENTS ON THE ADAPTIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF AVIAN EGGSHELL PIGMENTATION by},
  author={William A. Montevecchi},
  year={2007}
}
The dull colouration and irregular markings (disruptive colouration) of prey species have long been interpreted by naturalists as protective devices evolved in response to selective pressures exerted by visually hunting predators (POULTON, 18go; COTT, 1940; PORTMANN, 1959). Many experimental studies have demonstrated the survival value of the cryptic colouration, marking and behaviour of many prey animals (e.g., SUMNER, 1934; DICE, 1947; DE RUITER, 1952; KETTLEWELL, 1955). Many investigators… CONTINUE READING
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