Hummingbird color preference within a natural hybrid population of Mimulus aurantiacus ( Phrymaceae )

@inproceedings{HANDELMAN2012HummingbirdCP,
  title={Hummingbird color preference within a natural hybrid population of Mimulus aurantiacus ( Phrymaceae )},
  author={CORINNE HANDELMAN and Joshua R. Kohn},
  year={2012}
}
Hummingbird flowers are typically red in color but the reasons for this are not well understood. Relatively few studies have examined hummingbird flower color preferences under natural conditions in which flower color varies within a species. We recorded hummingbird visitation rates to flowers that vary in color from yellow to red in a natural hybrid population between redand yellow-flowered Mimulus aurantiacus subspecies. We also examined whether there were any correlations between color and… CONTINUE READING