Melanin-based colour polymorphism signals aggressive personality in nest and territory defence in the tawny owl (Strix aluco)


Nest and territory defence are risky and potentially dangerous behaviours. If the resolution of life history trade-offs differs between individuals, the level of defence may also vary among individuals. Because melanin-based colour traits can be associated with life history strategies, differently coloured individuals may display different nest and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1529-2

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