Impact of time since collection on avian eggshell color: a comparison of museum and fresh egg specimens

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Studies of avian eggshell coloration have been a long-standing research focus in behavioral evolutionary ecology. Museum collections have provided a widely used resource because they allow efficient sampling across broad temporal, geographical, and taxonomic ranges, even for species that are rare and for which sampling in the wild is ethically or… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-1027-8

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