Flower Color, Hummingbird Pollination, and Habitat Irradiance in Four Neotropical Forests1

@inproceedings{Altshuler2003FlowerCH,
  title={Flower Color, Hummingbird Pollination, and Habitat Irradiance in Four Neotropical Forests1},
  author={D. Altshuler},
  year={2003}
}
ABSTRACT Pollinator visual systems differ considerably among broad groupings such as bees, bats, and birds, and it has been proposed that factors shaping the diversity of flower color in tropical plants include differences in pollinator perceptual abilities. Within the pollinators of the Neotropics, one major difference between taxa is that hummingbirds perceive color well across a broad range of wavelengths from 300–660 nm whereas most bees perceive color well over a narrower range spanning… Expand
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